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A recent series of rulings in the High Court has shown that there are a growing number of holiday accident claims tempered by a new judicial realism in the courts which now require there to have been a serious breach of contract by the holiday company which gave rise to an accident in order for there to be a valid claim thereby removing the more frivolous or speculative actions issued by holiday accident solicitors seen in the courts of late.

Package Holiday Compensation Claims

The Package Holidays and Package Tours Regulations 1992 cover most package holiday organisers and retailers including travel agents. Holiday accommodation must be of a reasonable standard and must be as described in the tour operators brochures or advertisements which must provide comprehensive information about the holiday to the consumer both before a contract is entered into and a reasonable time before the travel package itself is taken. These regulations ensure that holiday companies are responsible by way of providing security for the repatriation of holiday makers in the event of insolvency.

Foreign Time Limits

Holiday accident solicitors are called upon to deal with all manner of foreign claims ranging from minor slipping and tripping cases to substantial group actions, such as food poisoning cases and coach crashes. These claims need handling with care by a solicitor, particularly in regards to limitation periods which can be as short as 6 months from the date of the accident in parts of the US and the Dominican Republic.

Multi Party Action

Victims who are injured on holiday where a number of other holiday makers are also injured by the same event, including food poisoning or motor vehicle crashes, can often join together and take multi party action which has the advantage of all cases being settled at the same time with an effective pooling of evidence and substantial reduction in solicitors legal costs.

International Legal Assistance

Our holiday accident solicitors are able to deal with claims arising all over the world, if there was involvement of a UK tour operator or travel agent. We also have panel lawyers in the USA, Canada, Australia, New Zealand and the Republic of Ireland and our lawyers can deal with cases arising in any EU country whether or not there was any UK involvement. All of our lawyers in every country will give free advice with no obligation on whether or not there is a valid claim.

Holiday Accident Solicitors

If you would like free advice on UK no win no fee* claims just use the helpline or email our offices and a member of The Solicitors Regulation Authority panel of personal injury experts will telephone you with no obligation. If after speaking to our holiday accident solicitors you decide to proceed no further then you are quite at liberty to do so and you will not be charged for our advice.

We operate the no win no fee* scheme otherwise known as a conditional fee agreement. No legal charge is payable unless the legal case is won and the client obtains an award of compensation. In the event that the legal claim is lost there is no charge made to the client.



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The author of the substantive medical writing on this website is Dr. Christine Traxler MD whose biography can be read here