Four wheel driving is one of the most popular tourist activities in Australia and while it can be exhilarating, it also carries a risk of injuries. Road traffic accidents are among the most common type of travel accident among tourists visiting Australia, especially those exploring the well-trodden east coast route, causing 4 wheel driving injuries in Australia.
Most common 4 wheel driving injuries in Australia
With so much to see, it’s no wonder than many tourists choose to visit Australia. The land down under is a firm favourite with gap year students, tourists fresh out of university, older travellers and families and 4 wheel driving is a hugely popular activity, especially on Fraser Island, in the Blue Mountains and the numerous national parks of Victoria. Road accidents range in severity and can cause many different types of injury, including:
- cuts and lacerations
- broken bones
- internal injuries
- paralysis caused by spinal injuries
- head injuries
Four wheel driving tends to take in rugged terrain, which can make driving conditions more hazardous and create problems with control of the vehicle, especially for inexperienced drivers. One of the main risks is turning the vehicle when you hit an unexpected obstruction in the road or crash at high speed.
Preventing road accidents abroad
If you’re travelling abroad and you’re planning to hire a car or embark on a 4 wheel drive adventure, it’s worth taking these tips on board to reduce the risk of car crash injuries:
- pay attention to the speed limits
- take regular breaks
- keep your eyes on the road at all times
- look out for potential hazards, such as sharp bends, animals and other vehicles
- use a reputable hire company or tour operator
- take extra care in adverse weather conditions
How can I claim for a road accident abroad?
If you’ve been involved in a car crash abroad and you are thinking of claiming road accident compensation against a negligent driver, call Accident Advice Helpline to take advantage of advice provided by experienced personal injury lawyers.
Established in 2000, Accident Advice helpline provides a reliable service, which enables clients to claim compensation for an injury abroad without any stress or hassle. Our firm operates on a no-win no-fee** basis and the process is designed to be as simple as possible, with most consultations taking place over the phone and the majority of clients receiving compensation without going to court.
Call us today on 0800 689 0500 for more information.
Date Published: July 22, 2015
Author: Accident Advice