Trusting in tourist guides
There are some guide books in which you can have blind faith. They tell it as it is, and if the guesthouse in Wales or the B&B in Devon is up to scratch, they’ll recommend it and tell you the reasons why. If on the other hand a holiday destination leaves a lot to be desired, if service at a hotel, a restaurant or café is slow, or a B&B in Kent is beyond a joke, a good tourist guide won’t recommend it and won’t include it in their pages.
Unfortunately, not all guides are accurate or meticulously researched. Some are rarely updated. If the proprietor of an establishment has changed, and as a result the holiday accommodation has gone downhill, you’ll only know about it when you get there. Some places are so bad that they should come with a health warning!
Picture this: you are taking the family for a few days to Canterbury, the beautiful Kentish town home to an ancient cathedral, Chaucer’s Canterbury Tales exhibition and plenty of picturesque historic buildings, to while away a pleasant weekend. You are staying in a recommended B&B. The rooms are reasonably comfortable and clean, but at breakfast there’s a nasty surprise. Two large labradors are sharing the breakfast room with you. You explain to the landlord that you have nothing against dogs, but it’s just that your daughter suffers from asthma and dog hair is likely to set off a violent attack.
Grumpily, the landlord evicts the dogs and puts them out on the patio, where they continue to eye you wistfully through the glass. Keeping you guarded and safe is all part of the service, it seems! However, when your breakfast arrives, the proprietor has thoughtfully added long black dog hairs to your daughter’s fried eggs, and she suffers a particularly bad asthma attack as a result. Your weekend away ends in a Canterbury hospital!
Let an accident solicitor in Canterbury present the bill
If you or your child were rushed to hospital with an asthma attack that was caused with deliberate negligence by somebody who should have known better, you can claim compensation with the help of an accident solicitor in Canterbury or other legal specialist, provided the incident happened within the last three years.
Don’t wait to find one in your hometown — just call Accident Advice Helpline right away and we can allocate a no win no fee solicitor to your case. This may be an accident solicitor in Canterbury or another suitable legal expert. You can find out if you qualify by visiting the Accident Advice Helpline website and answering four simple questions in our 30-second test, and a compensation calculator will estimate how much it is worth.
You can also call Accident Advice Helpline free on 0800 689 0500, or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile, for an initial free consultation. Speak to an advisor and they can assign your case to an accident solicitor in Canterbury or to the best suited specialist.
Date Published: 9th July 2013