Whilst many travellers opt for the sunny climates of the Mediterranean or the Caribbean many may prefer that of a colder country. This may be to see the beautiful Northern lights or to explore the Arctic. Whatever the reason, colder weather fronts can cause just as many travel related accident claims as hotter countries so you need to be aware of the potential hazards.
What are the different accident claims that may be made in colder weather fronts?
There are many different types of potential accident claims. However, one of the major ones would be caused by the clothing you wear. If the clothing is not fit for purpose you may find yourself catching a cold or even worse pneumonia thus leading to a serious travel injury claim.
Other potential accident claims which arise from activities linked with the colder weather fronts are activities such as skiing and snowboarding. If the correct tuition or supervision isn’t given then this could end in a serious travel accident if you end up falling over badly or crashing into a tree.
What can I do to make sure these accident claims are prevented?
The first thing you need to do is to ensure you buy the correct clothing and that it does what it is meant to do. If you buy a jacket which says it can keep you warm even in minus figures you don’t expect to freeze when the temperature is zero degrees. If this happens, the company who made the coats may be liable for that accident claim. Always buy specialist clothing from a reputable company you can trust.
The same goes with activities whilst on holiday. The best thing to do is to follow a recommendation of somewhere good, as this will indicate somewhere that can help prevent any travel injuries. If you don’t know anyone who has been near that resort then look on Trip Advisor or any other review site as you can find out what other people say about it and make a suitable choice of resort for you and your family.
But, if you are involved in a travel accident which isn’t your fault contact Accident Advice Helpline to find out if you can make an accident claim and how much you could get in travel accident compensation.
So for expert legal advice about a possible claim call Accident Advice Helpline today on: 0800 689 0500 from a landline or: 0333 500 0993 from a mobile.
Date Published: November 10, 2013
Author: David Brown