Traffic Accident Interpretation Japan

If you got involved in a traffic accident in Japan, please contact us.

Car Accident Legal Help

We offer legal support to car accident victims in Japan. We interpret your communication with the Japanese people, for example, the police, doctors and insurance companies. We also claim insurance payout on behalf of the victims who don't understand the Japanese language. We are Senryaku Corp. having provided the service for more than fifteen years.

Traffic Accident FAQ

  • What if I am also at fault in an accident?
  • If I am the victim of an accident, who can I sue?
  • What should I do if I am involved in a car accident?

Get answers to your questions in our posts here. If you have any more questions, please feel free to contact us.


General Flow

A process of traffic accident starts at an accident scene and ends when all the damages and losses are determined in a settlement. There are following five steps until the case settles.
  • Percentage of Negligence and Property Damage
  • Claiming payment in part
  • Expecting Residual Disability
  • End of Treatment and Residual Disability
  • Settlement
General Flow

Percentage of Negligence and Property Damage

Percentage of Negligence is figuring out who is at fault and what percentage both parties are faulty in a traffic accident. That's based on two parties' agreement, but sometimes a police report is referred for the determination. The amount of compensation depends on the percentage.

Property Damage

Unlike personnel injuries, which sometimes result in more than half-year treatment, the degree of property damage is immediately confirmed after a traffic accident. So in a property damage traffic accident, settle the case as soon as possible. At first, settle the compensation amount of property damage, and secondly, settle the compensation amount of personnel injury.

Claiming payment in part

Damages of business interruption

Get the consent of the other party on the amount of compensation for damages of business interruption per day as well as the target period. Claim the payment in part on a monthly basis so that it won't bother you when having a final settlement.

Transportation fee

If you use taxis or public transportation to get medical treatment, you can partly claim compensation for these fees to the at-fault party.

Expecting Residual Disability

Compensation for a residual disability takes a major part of all the compensation occurring in a traffic accident. The total amount of consolation money can be several millions yen if a victim is officially acknowledged to be left with residual disability. However, it is always under one million yen if being without residual disability. In other words, the amount of consolation money won't be satisfying if being without official acknowledgment of residual disability. By the way, to get the official acknowledgment of residual disability, it is critical to medically prove the symptom for the period from just after the traffic accident until the end of treatment. Therefore, be well prepared for proving your symptoms even just after a traffic accident, just in case where it will result in residual disability. This kind of attitude will be critical to get the intended and proper grade of residual disability. Reference article: How to find the best doctor for auto injury Tips for auto injury treatment

End of treatment and Application for residual disability

When to end the treatment

In many of the cases of traffic accident injuries, a victim can rarely continue the treatment until the symptom is completely gone. Usually, the at-fault party stops payment of treatment fees after a while. Accordingly, some victims might stop the treatment.

Application for official acknowledgment of residual disability

Only when disability remains even after stopping the treatment, you can apply for official acknowledgment of residual disability. Usually, the victim's application for residual disability is made by an insurance company on behalf of the at-fault party. However, we recommend victims apply for it by themselves. See this article on Merits of claiming special compensation by yourself. If the designated grade is not satisfying, you can submit the Formal Objection. The amount of consolation money will be finally confirmed after you get the intended grade of residual disability.


The amount of consolation money is confirmed only at the following timing: ・When the victim ends treatment of the injury ・When the grade of residual disability is confirmed After all the cost items are confirmed, you can claim compensation to the other party based on the settlement meeting.

About us

Senryaku Corp. is a law firm operated by Certified Administrative Procedures Legal Specialists. We have supported traffic accident victims in Japan for more than 15 years.

Available all over Japan

Our service is available all over Japan (and occasionally in overseas countries). The service is mainly offered by e-mail, but we are available also with WhatsApp, Wechat, Skype and LINE.

Simple and honest billing

Billing is always made before the service starts with a clear explanation. We never bill unclear costs for you.

Sincere support for traffic accident victims

Traffic accident victims generally have lots of stress in their minds. We try our best to clear up your anxiety and commit to the result.

Company name Senryaku Office Corp.
TEL +81 50-5539-6002
LOCATION 2-6-7-302, Kitakokubun, Ichikawa-shi, Chiba. Japan
CEO Isao Kasahara

We're looking forward to working with you!