Travelling abroad can be relaxing and enjoyable, but it can also pose some risk in the form of unintended sickness or injury.Furthermore, the challenges of navigating out-of-country medical care, managing expenses and filing complex insurance claims upon your return can compound the stress of travel-related accidents.
If you or someone you know became sick or injured while on holiday, there may be a strong case for compensation.
Common Travel Incidents
Common examples of travel-related illnesses and injuries include:
Motor Vehicle Accidents
The combination of unfamiliar roads and rental cars as well as foreign traffic laws are a leading cause of collisions while holidaying abroad. Tour bus accidents can also be a cause of injury while travelling.
Slips, Trips and Falls
These types of accidents can happen anytime but are particularly troublesome when they occur on holiday or as the result of third-party negligence while travelling abroad (e.g. negligence on the part of your hotel, accommodation, tour company, etc.).
Food Poisoning, Allergy or Water-Borne Illness
Food and beverage are among the best ways to experience a new culture, but they can also cause serious illness if what you’re ingesting is contaminated or allergenic.
Adventure and Sports Injuries
From skiing and snowboarding to hiking and diving, it is common to try new experiences while on holiday. Unfortunately, thrill-seeking adventures and sports are also a leading cause of travel-related injuries.
From medical bills and transportation expenses to lost wages upon your return, there are several unforeseen costs that can arise from a travel-related incident. Regardless of how you got sick or hurt while abroad, you may have a legitimate case for compensation. Contact us for an assessment and to understand your legal options.
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