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Accidents on Vacation: What You Need to Know

Here at the Law Offices of Vincent J. Ciecka, P.C., we help people pursue compensation in all kinds of personal injury lawsuits. Whether they happen at home, at work, or in public, we bring our experience and dedication to every case. But accidents and injuries can happen anywhere, even on the vacation you’ve been planning and anticipating all year.

Popular vacation activities, as well as everyday activities like driving a car, have the potential to not only ruin your vacation, but also change your life forever. But we can help. 

First of all, here are some ways of avoiding a car accident.

Wear sunglasses.

Sun glare can lead to car accidents, even if it only blinds you for a few seconds. Sunglasses can help keep your vision unobstructed.

Be extra careful when you’re driving in an unfamiliar area.

While on vacation, when you’re driving somewhere you’ve never been before, you might think your biggest priority is avoiding getting lost. But safety is even more important. Hopefully, you’ll be enjoying yourself on your getaway, but don’t let your carefree feeling lead to careless driving. And, as always, avoid drinking and driving!

How to Practice Proper Boating Safety

Boats are another type of vehicle you might find yourself utilizing on vacation. Here’s a short video on some safety tips to follow next time you want to enjoy a day on the water:

What to Do if You’re Involved in an Accident on Vacation:

  • Take photos of the scene and the location.
  • Gather the names and contact information of witnesses, including phone numbers and email addresses.
  • If applicable, get information from insurance cards and business cards.
  • Get additional information pertaining to the police, ambulance, hospital, and doctor.

Beware of Beach Umbrellas!

Any object has the potential to become dangerous, which is why you should never let your guard down. If a beach umbrella is not sufficiently secured, and a string with kicks up, the umbrella can become a dangerous projectile. 

In July 2019, a woman filed suit against North Myrtle Beach after a beach umbrella struck her in the face and head. You can read all about it by visiting the following link: https://www.thestate.com/news/state/south-carolina/article232964132.html. 

So make sure your umbrella is secured safely, and watch out for other people’s umbrellas!

How We Can Help

We’ll never be able to prevent all accidents from happening, but we can help you get justice after you suffer an injury when the unexpected happens. Our top-notch legal staff specializes in personal injury as well as workers’ compensation, and part of our service includes the processing of medical records and bills. 

If you’ve been injured, whether at home or a thousand miles from home, contact the Law Offices of Vincent J. Ciecka, P.C. now.