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    "If you've been injured through no fault of your own you could be entitled to compensation. If you're unsure if you could claim, I recommend you call Accident Advice Helpline."

    Esther Rantzen

    What to know before taking a road trip in Australia


    At the heart of the Pacific Ocean, almost 9,500 miles from the UK, Australia is one of the ultimate destinations for world explorers who enjoy uncovering different cultures and unusual landscapes.

    While travel should be an exhilarating experience, it is also important to remember that there are myriad risks involved in voyaging to foreign shores. As well as little slips, trips and falls, holiday-related illness and injuries vary across the world.

    By swotting up before your sojourn, you can minimise the chance of living the basis of a travel accident compensation claim.

    Accidents and incidents on the road in Australia

    Before flying out to the other side of the world, embark on a small road trip with the individuals you intend on travelling with. If you can’t make it past a few days with your companions, chances are you won’t survive the full road trip experience Down Under.

    What’s more, arguments and unhappy campers can lead to accidents on the road, causing a huge array of holiday-related injuries that can really put a dampener on what should be the trip of a lifetime.

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    Whether you choose to rent or buy your camper while in Australia, remember to take turns driving to avoid any accidents due to tiredness on the road and factor in costs of petrol to avoid finding yourself stranded in the middle of the Outback.

    Plan your road trip

    Don’t land in Australia and set out unprepared. The best road trips take planning and account for factors such as stop-offs and sleepovers. Camp sites are usual a popular option, as they typically include create comforts such as electricity points and wash blocks, yet they might not be so nice on your pocket.

    Look online and book your accommodation beforehand so you are aware of costs and know what to expect during your journey. Incorporating a mix of camp sites and low-cost stopovers will ensure you get the best of both worlds.

    Minimise the risk of holiday illness and injury by familiarising yourself with any medical centres or first aid facilities.

    Use a UK travel company

    While half of the charm of embarking on a road trip is the sense of freely exploring your country of choice, it is advisable to book accommodation, flights and car hire through a UK company.

    If you have been injured or have suffered a holiday-related illness, call Accident Advice Helpline on 0800 689 0500 and we will be able to advise whether or not you have a claim worth pursuing.

    Date Published: July 22, 2015

    Author: Accident Advice

    Accident Advice Helpline (or AAH) is a trading style of Slater Gordon Solutions Legal Limited. Slater Gordon Solutions Legal Limited is a company registered in England and Wales with registration number 07931918, VAT 142 8192 16, registered office Dempster Building, Atlantic Way, Brunswick Business Park, Liverpool, L3 4UU and is an approved Alternative Business Structure authorised and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority. Authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority.

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