Have you experienced an Isle of Wight accident whilst at a festival?
Located just off the mainland in the United Kingdom, the Isle of Wight hosts many high profile festivals throughout the year. With guests using boats, helicopters and hovercrafts to get to the island, it can prove more fun and exciting than other, more routine, festivals and events.
With tens of thousands of people all trying to get to the Isle of Wight at once, travel firms can be placed under more strain than usual. When a festival is due to take place, most travel firms will increase their availability and the number of chartered journeys so that they can cater for the extra demand.
Incidentally, many of the service providers, shops and tourist locations on the island will increase the number of staff they have working so that they are able to provide for the increased demand and extra tourists.
Whilst most people who attend events on the island do so without any problems, from time to time an Isle of Wight accident might occur. If you’re hurt whilst trying to get to or from the Isle of Wight, you may find that the travel company are responsible.
However, if you were hurt or suffered an Isle of Wight accident whilst on the island itself, you may find it more complicated to determine who caused the incident. If, for example, you chose to stay on a caravan site during your visit and the site wasn’t maintained properly, the owners may be responsible if an Isle of Wight accident was to occur. However, if another tourist accidentally reversed their car into you whilst on the site, you would need to make a claim against them for the Isle of Wight accident, rather than the site owners themselves.
Time limit for claims
If you suffered an Isle of Wight accident some time ago but you didn’t make a claim, it may not be too late for you to obtain compensation for your injuries. At Accident Advice Helpline, we’re able to help claimants who have suffered injuries within the last three years so providing you start your claim within this time, there’s every chance that we will be able to help you to claim compensation for your Isle of Wight accident.
If you’re unsure about making a claim or you don’t know what to do next, why not contact us to find out more about the claims procedure? We’re always happy to provide free, no obligation advice so you can find out anything you need to know without having to worry about paying upfront legal bills or fees.
Why not speak to a member of our personal injury team today? Just call Accident Advice Helpline on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 if you’re calling from a mobile and we’ll be happy to answer any questions you may have about the claims process or obtaining compensation for your Isle of Wight accident.
Date Published: 5th July 2014