Lost at Sea
The Bermuda Triangle is a significant area of the Atlantic Ocean to the north east of the Caribbean, where many ships and aircraft have simply disappeared, over the decades. Because of this, it has gained the reputation of being subject to paranormal forces, rather than dangerous currents. Paradoxically, it is not listed by marine authorities as being one of the most dangerous sea-going areas of the world. So why does it have its strange reputation?
Accidents at Sea
Victims of accidents at sea have only two years in which to make a claim for compensation, if the accident was not their fault. Generally speaking, going by sea is a fairly risky business, especially for those under sail, and not only from the weather. Under maritime law, power must always give way to sail, but despite vigilance by most crews, accidents are more common than we would like. The consequences of a sailing boat being hit by a larger vessel under power can be devastating.
Solicitors in Deal
Deal is a lovely town in Kent with fabulous views of the English Channel, one of the busiest shipping lanes in the world. Water sports including sailing are popular in Deal, as they are anywhere on Britain’s coastlines. If you have been injured as a result of an incident out on the water, or in a marina, and it was not your fault, you may be seeking solicitors in Deal to ask their advice about claiming compensation for your injuries.
Can I make a claim for an accident abroad?
If your accident happened overseas, perhaps on a package holiday or touring trip, you may be able to claim under European law, depending upon your location when your accident happened. Your solicitor will advise what jurisdiction your claim comes under, and how possible it is to pursue a claim. Some claimants are successful in claiming after they have returned from an accident abroad, but specialist legal advisors may be required, who are expert in the law and language of the country in question. Some insurance policies will cover accident claims and it will depend on what cover you took out before you left. The Montreal Convention affects the rules by which passengers travel and what compensation they should claim. Victims of accidents at air and sea must claim within two years. Your solicitor knows the detail.
A 30-second test
Our quick online test will tell you if your claim could qualify for compensation. After that, it’s all about the proof, but you can call our telephone advisors and they will tell you in detail what you need to do. Dial 0800 689 0500 (from your land line) or if calling on a mobile, reach us on 0333 500 0993. The lines are open 24/7 and they’re freephone, so you can ring at any time. We’ll call you back if you are too busy to speak now, just text “CLAIM365” to 88010.
Date Published: 12th June 2014