Suffering an injury while on holiday
The majority of people's annual holiday is the biggest investment they make in the year. After months of saving, planning and anticipation it can be extremely traumatic to suffer an injury on holiday, and even more so if the injury in question was caused by another party being negligent.
As with most other cases of personal injury, it is possible to claim compensation in these circumstances (holiday accident). If the holiday accident was sustained overseas then the legal situation immediately becomes more complex, and, for this reason, it becomes vital to seek the help of a lawyer in the relevant jurisdiction.
Essential Elements of All Injury Claims
In every personal injury claim there are two important facts which have to be established:
- The first is that an accident, event or course of events caused an injury to you. This will usually be ascertained via medical examination and is therefore the simplest part of any claim.
- The second fact is that the accident in question happened as a result of somebody else's negligence.
In the majority of cases of a holiday accident, this will be equally obvious and claimants are often surprised to find that a third party which vociferously denies responsibility in the immediate aftermath of an event becomes much more amenable once legal action is raised.
It is true that the majority of cases are settled out-of-court when the other party realises it will be futile and expensive to argue their corner. That's why it's imperative that the services of a personal injury lawyer in the relevant jurisdiction should be retained. Often, the simple fact that you are pursuing a claim with professional help will be enough to win the compensation you request.
When you, or someone you love, has been seriously injured by an individual or company that has acted negligently, you need to take action. Our experienced personal injury lawyers are specialised in ensuring that the party responsible compensate you accordingly for the physical, mental and financial damages suffered following a holiday accident.
The initial consultation is completely free and you are under no obligation to instruct us. Our promise is to offer you our legal advice, based on our extensive experience in these matters, and evaluate whether you have a valid claim.
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