You’ve worked really hard all year long and now it’s time to take a vacation. You and your family decided to visit another country.
The last thing you want to be worrying about while traveling in another country is what will happen if you are suddenly injured in an automobile accident. Getting sick while on vacation not only ruins the fun, but it can end up hurting your wallet as well.
It is always a good idea to make sure your health insurance covers you if you become sick or injured in another country.
According to a survey commissioned by World Access, a travel-insurance and assistance company, “More than 35% of business travelers said they or a colleague have become seriously sick or injured while away from home.”
Do you have the right to file a lawsuit if you are injured in another country? Are you limited to what the law of that country allows for compensation? Do you have to find a lawyer in the country where you were injured? The answer – it depends on the circumstances.
The following are some tips to protect your health and your wallet when you’re away from home:
- Bring your insurance I. D. including information regarding your prescription drug plan and dental policy
- Carry a list of your medications and the original bottles they come in so a doctor in a foreign land can read what you’re taking
- Learn the risks and possible hazards about the areas you’re visiting
Being aware of potential hazards is always useful; however, if you have a medical condition that might make you vulnerable to a predictable risk, you can either gird yourself or decide to vacation elsewhere.
If you have questions regarding an injury while in another country or you have been injured in Southern California through the negligence of another person, contact the experienced San Bernardino personal injury attorneys in the law offices of Welebir | Tierney for the answers you need.
We offer a free no obligation consultation, contact us and discuss your case, we can help you determine if you have case and walk you through all your options.