More and more people are steering away from ready-made holiday packages that condemn them to stay in one resort and sit through the same type of hotel and beach-based entertainment that has been around since the 1950s, when package holidays first became popular. Adventure holidays are big business and sea kayaking is gaining in popularity every year.
While this type of holiday may not be for everyone and is far more strenuous than joining the typical sailing cruiser available in your resort’s harbour, many people derive great enjoyment out of going it alone in a canoe.
What happens though when you have an accident and it is later discovered your canoe was already damaged when you hired it and this was the reason why it broke in half just as you were rounding a rough patch of river?
If you were injured in the accident and sought medical treatment as a result, you can claim compensation, provided your accident occurred within the last 3 years.
When you get home, call an accident solicitor in Charlwood right away
You may have to speak to quite a few solicitors before you find the specialist you’re looking for – especially if you cannot afford to pay upfront legal fees.
If you can’t find an accident solicitor in Charlwood who offers no win no fee* services, why not call Accident Advice Helpline free on: 0800 689 0500 or: 0333 500 0993?
Lines are available 24/7, so you can call right away when you get home from hospital. All their legal partners offer no win no fee* services, which means you won’t have to pay anything upfront to start your claim.
Or you can visit their website and discover within 30 seconds if you qualify for a personal injury claim.
How much compensation will your broken collar bone entitle you to claim?
Whoever you speak to, be it an accident solicitor in Charlwood or other specialist solicitor from Accident Advice Helpline, they will only be able to give you an estimate, there cannot be a guarantee you will get as much as the figure you were quoted originally.
In addition to compensation for pain and suffering, your accident solicitor in Charlwood can include a claim for loss of income and expenses you paid during your recovery.
Your solicitor will send a letter to the negligent party, in this case the canoe hire company, and will outline the reasons why you think they were responsible for your injuries and how the accident occurred.
You will need to provide evidence of your injuries, usually in the form of documents outlining medical diagnosis by your doctors and your subsequent treatment.
A legal partner working with Accident Advice Helpline may arrange for an additional medical assessment of your injuries to support your claim by an independent medical professional.
Date Published: 11th July 2013