It is fair to say that many people increase their alcohol intake when on holidays abroad. We don’t wish to judge anyone for having a drink and enjoying themselves, however, severe intoxication can increase the chances of being involved in a number of accidents.
It is imperative to stay safe when abroad. As a law firm with years of experience in all areas of personal injury compensation, including accidents on holiday, we at Accident Advice Helpline have amassed an unparalleled knowledge when it comes to your safety on boozy nights abroad.
The buddy system
Perhaps the best aspect of travelling on a foreign holiday is being with your friends. Use this to your advantage to ensure that no one gets lost or into any trouble. Take responsibility for your friends and ensure they don’t drink too much. It is a good idea to have a predetermined meeting point in case anyone does wander off.
The number of assaults that occur where alcohol has been involved is astonishing. Even if you do not consume alcohol, you are more likely to be assaulted when in the presence of those who have been drinking alcohol. Ensure you know the number of the local police service and try to avoid any physical altercations.
Stay away from balconies
Alcohol affects your sense of balance and increases the risk of suffering a slip, trip or fall. In recent years news on the home front has been blighted with tragic cases of young holidaymakers who have suffered a fatal slip or trip from a balcony. It is important to note that alcohol has not been a factor in all of these cases but it is nonetheless a significant risk factor.
Accident abroad? Contact Accident Advice Helpline
If you’ve been involved in an accident abroad within the last three years and it wasn’t your fault, you could be entitled to make a claim for travel accident compensation. Yes that’s right, Accident Advice Helpline could help you to make a claim for compensation even if your accident occurred outside the UK.
Contact us today on 0800 689 0500 for more information. Our freephone lines are open 24/7 and are staffed by friendly, professional advisors. All of our claims are made on a 100 per cent no-win no-fee* basis, and the majority of our claims are settled outside court, meaning our clients will not have to face the prospect of making a court appearance in a foreign country.
Date Published: April 27, 2015
Author: Accident Advice