Since its admission to the EU, the Czech Republic has become a favourite destination for couples looking for a romantic getaway, stag dos looking for an inexpensive and exciting European destination and those who wish to absorb themselves in the rich, cultural history of the Czech Republic. However, an accident on holiday can spoil your dream getaway. Avoid the heartache of having your trip of a lifetime ruined by following our survivor guide.
Unfortunately, large cities such as Prague are home to pickpockets, ready to pounce on unsuspecting tourists. Ensure that you keep your phone and wallet in the inside pocket of your jacket and that you store any valuables such as a passport or traveller’s cheques in the hotel’s safety deposit box.
Taking a taxi
Taking a taxi in the Czech Republic can sometimes be a risky experience. Before you enter any taxi, it is essential to agree a price for the fare. Some nefarious taxi drivers may try to charge you more if they think you are a tourist.
The Czech Republic is somewhat legendary for its inexpensive alcohol. The Bohemian brewing culture of the Czech Republic also means that a variety of delicious beers are available to sample. Enjoy yourself when having an alcoholic drink and don’t overdo it. Alcohol significantly increases the risk of suffering an accident such as a slip, trip or fall, or being involved in a physical altercation.
If you are using public transport in the Czech Republic, most tickets will have to be validated or stamped before they can be used. Ensure that you use a validating machine in order to avoid to having to pay a fine.
Claiming compensation for an accident abroad
Even if you’ve been involved in an accident which occurred outside the UK, Accident Advice Helpline can still help you to make a claim for compensation. As long as this was within the last three years and wasn’t your fault, you could make a 100% no-win-no-fee* claim for travel accident compensation. Contact us today for more information on 0800 689 0500. Our lines are open 24/7 and are staffed by our friendly, professional advisors who will guide you in your pursuit for justice. You won’t be under any obligation to proceed with any claims for compensation that may be discussed and the majority of claims are settled outside court.
Date Published: April 27, 2015
Author: Accident Advice