Everybody likes to let their hair down and have a little fun when on holiday. In order to ensure your safety in night spots abroad, it is, however, necessary to take a few precautions.
Maintaining safety in night spots abroad
If at all possible, you should go to night spots abroad without a group of friends, rather than going alone. To ensure everyone’s safety in night spots abroad and prevent accidents, such as slips, trips and falls, and violent physical or sexual attacks, for example:
- Keep your intake of alcohol to a reasonable limit, as excessive alcohol consumption may not only result in injuries by slipping, tripping or falling, but may also leave you incapable of spotting potential risks of attacks and defending yourself should this become necessary
- Never leave drinks unattended to prevent ‘spiking’
- Do not get involved in arguments or night spot brawls, but walk away at the first sign of trouble
- Do not carry excessive amounts of cash
- Do not flash your wallet, cameras, mobile phones or other valuable possessions
Staying with your friends the whole time and leaving together will enable you all to look out for and ensure each other’s safety in night spots abroad and on the way back to your hotel.
Slips and trips abroad
To prevent slip, trip or fall injuries not only when visiting night spots, but also at your hotel and in cafés, restaurants or shops, you should also make sure you watch your step and report any potential trip, slip or fall hazards to relevant staff members or owners immediately.
Night spot trouble
There are times when night spot accidents, such as, for example, trips, slips or falls, are caused by others. Should you be injured in a no-fault accident at a night spot abroad or at home, you may qualify for personal injury compensation.
Confirming eligibility to claim
You can confirm your entitlement to make a public liability claim in two ways:
- Fill in our Accident Advice Helpline compensation calculator
- Explain the circumstances of your accident abroad to one of our friendly advisors
You can get hold of our advisors via your mobile or a landline phone. The respective numbers for our freephone helpline are 0333 500 0993 and 0800 689 0500. Both lines are open 24/7 and all calls are confidential and obligation-free. On confirmation of your claim eligibility, we will offer to assign an in-house solicitor to your case. This solicitor will, if you accept our offer, support you through every aspect of your claim on a no-win, no-fee* basis.
Date Published: August 1, 2016
Author: Accident Advice