With travel restrictions easing and holiday destinations such as Spain reopening to tourists following the effects of the global pandemic Coronavirus, many of us will be starting to look forward to going on holiday again.
But what if the unexpected happens and you are involved in an accident whilst on holiday? Thousands of tourists are involved in accidents or fall ill whilst abroad every year. This can be a very stressful time for the injured party and their family whilst in a foreign country away from their usual home comforts.
So, what should you do if you are involved in an accident on holiday that wasn’t your fault?
The accident should be reported as soon as possible. It is important that an incident report form is completed, not only to prove that the accident occurred, but more importantly so no one else is involved in a similar accident.
If you have booked a package holiday, this should also be reported to the holiday provider as soon as possible. This is also the case if you are involved in an accident whilst travelling to or from your resort or whilst on an excursion provided by the travel provider.
It is also very helpful if detailed photographs can be taken of where you had your accident and details of anyone who witnessed your accident.
There are a number of regulations in place, such as The Package Travel, Package Holiday and Package Tours Regulations 1992. These regulations allow people to obtain compensation for the injuries they have suffered, as a result of someone else’s negligence. You may also be able to claim for loss of enjoyment of the holiday in certain circumstances such as if the incident occurs early on in a holiday and you are unable to enjoy the rest of the holiday due to your injuries.
We can help
In the unfortunate event that you are involved in an accident whilst on holiday, Ringrose Law are here to help.
We have helped a significant number of people in these difficult circumstances. Our specialist personal injury team can help.
Call 01522 561020 or email firstname.lastname@example.org