Kanoski Bresney
Free Consultations
Call us now
to evaluate your case 866-438-2419

Know your rights after being injured on vacation

Vacations are supposed to be full of fun, relaxation and occasionally, some adventure. Unfortunately, not all vacations end well, especially when an accident or injury occurs while on vacation.

There are several types of vacations that are commonly associated with a higher risk of being injured. These types of vacations usually involve more travelling or adventurous activities like hiking, skiing, surfing and other activities that involve adventurous excursions.

Reports show that more adventurous vacations have risks and that accidents usually happen more frequently. The National Ski Areas Association reported that 54 skiers and snowboarders died in accidents on the slopes last year alone. Parasailing, another common activity for vacationers in Florida and California contributed to 70 deaths in the last 30 years in the U.S.

While riskier activities on vacation can put travelers at a higher risk for being injured, the most common type of accident for people on vacation is being in a car accident. Government reports said that roughly 36,200 people were killed in car accidents last year, making driving one of the most dangerous activities for people on vacation.

Many vacations are interrupted by minor injuries or accidents. Most of the time, families are able to continue having fun on vacation after someone suffers a minor injury. However, when someone is seriously injured or hurt in an accident on vacation, it can be very difficult to know what next steps to take.

What can someone do who has been injured in accident while on vacation? People injured in an accident during vacation in another state should know their rights. Even if the vacation is over and you are back home, it is still beneficial to consult a personal injury attorney to discuss your specific case and see if the accident was caused by someone else's negligence. If so, you may be entitled to compensation for your injuries and other damages.

Source: Huffington Post, "Adventure travel grows despite occasional disaster," Beth J. Harpaz, Feb. 26, 2013

Our law firm represents victims injured while on vacation. To learn more about our law firm and how we can help, please visit our personal injury page.

No Comments

Leave a comment
Comment Information
Email Us For A Response

Learn How We Can Help

Bold labels are required.

Contact Information

The use of the Internet or this form for communication with the firm or any individual member of the firm does not establish an attorney-client relationship. Confidential or time-sensitive information should not be sent through this form.


Privacy Policy

SpringField Law Office
2730 South MacArthur Boulevard
Springfield, Illinois 62704

Toll Free: 866-438-2419
Phone: 217-280-4985
Phone: 217-523-7742
Map & Directions

Champaign Law Office
314 South Neil Street, Suite 101
Champaign, Illinois 61820

Toll Free: 866-438-2419
Phone: 217-280-4985
Phone: 217-356-1570
Map & Directions

Bloomington Law Office
237 East Front Street
Bloomington, Illinois 61701

Toll Free: 866-438-2419
Phone: 217-280-4985
Phone: 309-829-5700
Map & Directions

Quincy Law Office
2632 Broadway Street
Quincy, Illinois 62301

Toll Free: 866-438-2419
Phone: 217-280-4985
Phone: 217-222-5504
Map & Directions

Rushville Law Office
129 South Congress Street
Rushville, Illinois 62681

Toll Free: 866-438-2419
Phone: 217-280-4985
Phone: 217-322-4346
Map & Directions

Macomb Law Office
118 North Lafayette Street
Macomb, Illinois 61455

Toll Free: 866-438-2419
Phone: 217-280-4985
Phone: 309-836-1002
Map & Directions

Pekin Law Office
427 1/2 Court Street
Pekin, Illinois 61554

Toll Free: 866-438-2419
Phone: 217-280-4985
Phone: 309-353-9828
Map & Directions

Decatur Law Office
335 East Wood Street, Suite A
Decatur, Illinois 62523

Toll Free: 866-438-2419
Phone: 217-280-4985
Phone: 217-429-3509
Map & Directions