Swiss law provides for streamlined handling of liability claims arising from road traffic accidents that are subject to international provisions. Article 79 a-d of the Road Traffic Act (RTA) lays out:
The statutory provisions only apply to countries which grant Switzerland reciprocal rights. As set out in Article 79e para. 2 RTA, FINMA includes the names of these countries in a reciprocity list:
For additional information on foreign claims representatives and the compensation body, please consult the Swiss National Bureau of Insurance and the National Guarantee Fund website.