Attorney Richard Levin of Levin, Riback Group offers simple tips for protecting yourself if you are injured while traveling.
- Document the incident – immediately. Take pictures of the surrounding areas and your injury.
- Get proper medical treatment. This step is easy to skip, as it distracts from the purpose of your travel, but it is crucial to see the doctor right away. Initial documentation is essential for serious injuries, and any ensuing legal action.
- See your doctor once you return home. Keep documentation and monitor any issues that continue to arise, as well as issues that interfere with your normal daily activities.
- Speak to an attorney, if necessary. Injuries occurring in foreign countries can have shorter statute of limitations.
“All too often people don’t want to deal with the headache of documentation or treatment during their vacation and wait until they are home to report an incident,” says Levin. “However waiting too long to file a report can have detrimental consequences; it is imperative to move quickly because vacation vessels such as cruise ships operate on a different statute.”
How do you protect yourself from injury while traveling? Share your safety tips with us.
The pursuit of wellness once had a direct correlation to New Year’s resolutions. After 12 months of unhealthy living, each January we collectively took the opportunity to recalibrate our lifestyle, set new goals and break bad habits. The month was marked by thronged gyms, swimmer-brimming pools, waiting lists for self-help classes and fridges full of low-calorie fare. But by February, most new regimens came to an end. Unwholesomeness, fed by stress and fatigue, reigned again — until January returned, and the cycle repeated itself.
Finding a beachfront Punta Cana all-inclusive resort for all ages can be daunting when you want to take home great memories with loved ones but also experience a sophisticated escape. Now, you can have both thanks to a new resort: Finest Punta Cana.
All airplane flights begin on the ground. An airport is the starting point, but airspace issues continue to expand from the terrestrial to the aerial. Altitude is no barrier when countries claim sovereignty from the Earth to beyond the stratosphere.