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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

    Survivor guide: Riding quad bikes on sand dunes


    When you’re on holiday you want to experience everything there is to offer, which can often involve taking risks. Who wouldn’t want to go riding quad bikes on sand dunes? Worrying about travel accident compensation is definitely not a priority.

    So if you’re looking to partake in a few adventure sports while you are on the holiday of a lifetime, you need to take a few precautions to make sure you don’t suffer a personal injury and spend the rest of your trip in hospital, or even worse.

    Quad biking hazards

    It’s always a good idea to be vigilant in order to avoid holiday accidents and know how to get help should an incident arise while you are away.

    Although hiring a quad bike and racing through the sand dunes when you are on holiday might seem like the ultimate way to spend your time, it is important you know how to minimise the risk of holiday-related accidents for you and your friends.

    Avoiding holiday injuries

    To stay as safe as possible it is vital that you are aware of your own limitations and take all the measures possible to prevent injury should the worst happen.

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    This could be anything from:

    • Wearing a helmet
    • Limiting the speed of your quad bike
    • Not racing your friends
    • Wearing the correct shoes
    • Not performing dangerous stunts
    • Embark on guided tours only
    • Seek the advice of an expert
    • Remember to take out travel insurance

    Although you might not want to think about it, if you are taking part in activities like quad biking, the potential for an accident is high. So make sure you take out adequate travel insurance before you go away on your holiday of a life time.

    If you’ve been hurt in a holiday accident

    If you have been involved in a holiday accident that was not your fault, you may be able to claim travel accident compensation. Due to differences in laws and difficulties in communication, claims for injuries sustained abroad can be a little more complex than here in the UK.

    Accident Advice Helpline is exactly the type of company you need to deal with and they deal with an array of personal accident claims. We will compile all the evidence we need from you following a quick phone conversation, and let you know if we think you have a strong case.

    We are personal injury compensation specialists and have years of experience in dealing with road traffic accident claims, accidents at work and travel accident claims. Our friendly, professional advisors are available on Freephone number, 0800 689 0500, which is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

    Date Published: April 27, 2015

    Author: Accident Advice

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