Sending your son or daughter off on their first school day trip can be a nerve-wracking experience, but seeing your child go off on his or her first trip abroad without you can be something else. When you let your child’s school take him or her abroad without you being there, you’re investing an awful lot of trust in an awful lot of people. Not only are you charging the school itself with your child’s welfare, but also the other adults who will be involved in looking after him or her.
There will be the coach driver, the people at the port or airport who are responsible for your child’s party’s passage, the captain of the ship or pilot of the plane they are travelling on, the mangers of any accommodation they stay at and anybody preparing any food he or she eats. The list goes on. But what if your child were to be injured in an accident that was not his or her fault while on a school trip? There are many ways in which this might happen, but let’s consider what would happen if your child were to suffer a whiplash injury in Bourn before even leaving the country.
School trips and a whiplash injury in Bourn
Imagine you had dropped your daughter off at school early in the morning so as her and her school year could set off on their first trip overseas. All the children board the coach and are soon off on their travels. You set off to work, with the prospect of your child suffering some form of whiplash injury in Bourn very far from your mind.
On the motorway on the way to the port your daughter’s ferry is due to leave from, the coach driver starts to encounter a few problems with his vehicle. It seems as though his brakes are not working properly. Before he has a chance to slow down and pull off the road, he ends up ploughing into the back of a large articulated lorry. Thankfully, it seems as though all of the children are ok, but it is too late to arrange for a new coach to get them to the port on time. As such, they are sent home and the trip is rescheduled for a later date.
When your son or daughter returns home, she starts to complain of neck pain. You take her to a doctor, who tells you she has managed to sustain a whiplash injury in Bourn. If a first-rate personal injury lawyer such as Accident Advice Helpline could prove this whiplash injury in Bourn came about as a result of the negligence of the coach operator, you could be in line for compensation.
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Date Published: 1st May 2014
Author: David Brown