Holiday Accident Claims
Holidays are normally a time for fun and relaxation. However, disaster sometimes strikes, with thousands of Britons each year suffering injury or illness whilst on their travels.
Our Devon based team of personal injury solicitors are experienced in dealing with a broad range of holiday accident claims, arising here and abroad.
This includes claims for illness and injury at sea, foreign road traffic accidents and aviation incidents.
We are familiar with the Package Travel Regulations. These Regulations make the tour operator or holiday provider/organiser responsible for all of the services provided as part of a holiday package. The Package Travel Regulations permit claims to be brought in the UK where the level of compensation is often much higher than it is in other countries and your legal costs are recoverable if you win your claim.
The time limit for bringing an accident claim is generally three years. However, if you have an accident abroad you do need to be careful as if the claim has to be brought in that jurisdiction a different time limit may apply.
There are other exceptions. For instance the time limit for bringing a claim for an air accident is normally just two years from the date of the accident, so it is important that you speak to an experienced personal injury lawyer as soon as possible.