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Holiday Accident Claims In Mexico Guide – How Much Compensation Can I Claim For A Personal Injury? – How To Claim

In recent years Mexico has proven a popular tourist destination for British tourists. Known for its its unique culture, history, beaches, jungles and cenotes (underground lakes) the country attracted 513,800 from Great Britain in 2016. The British government advises tourists that there are some risks to visiting Mexico, such as natural disasters and the threat of gun violence, however the majority of visits are enjoyable and trouble free. As well as these more dramatic risks, accidents in Mexico can happen if standards of health and safety are not upheld. This can include hotel accidents, such as slipping at the poolside or on a wet floor in a hotel lobby, restaurant and bar accidents such as contracting food poisoning if food or beverages are not properly prepared, road traffic accidents or airport and flight accidents. Mexico is also known for adventure sports such as diving, so accidents can occur if proper standards of health and safety are not followed.

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Holiday accident claims in Mexico.

If you have been injured in Mexico due to an accident that was not your fault, you could be entitled to claim tens or even hundreds of pounds in Mexico holiday accident compensation. Speak to Legal Expert today. we offer our clients a free personal injury claim assessment, where you can see if you are entitled to make a holiday accident claim in Mexico, if you are, we will provide you with an excellent personal injury solicitor to represent your claim, who specialises in winning clients compensation after a Mexican holiday. We will also accurately estimate how much money your Mexico holiday accident claim or Mexico holiday illness claim could be worth. We understand that you went on holiday to relax and enjoy yourself, not to experience an injury or illness caused by the negligence of a third party, so our solicitors will be committed to winning you as much compensation as possible for your injuries. Call Legal Expert today on 0800 073 8804 to see how much you could claim.

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A Guide To Mexican Holiday Compensation Claims

Mexico is a popular holiday destination for tourists from Great Britain. As we have mentioned, the British Government advises that there most visits to Mexico are safe and trouble free. However, like trips many countries, visits to Mexico can have its risks. For example drug related violence between gangs and shooting incidents have been known to take place some popular tourist areas. Crime targeting tourists from robbery to car theft is also a problem. As well as this, extreme weather conditions such as hurricanes and natural disasters such as earthquakes can pose a threat to the country’s visitors. It is recommended that holidaymakers pay attention to and follow local advice when they arrive to avoid trouble. Fortunately, there is no recent history of terrorism in Mexico. As we have already stated what is more common are personal injuries which can occur on holiday, if proper standards of health and safety are not followed.

In this Mexico holiday compensation guide we are going to advise you on how to make a holiday accident claim in Mexico. Topics will include what to do if you have an accident in Mexico, how to find the right solicitor to help you make a Mexico accident claim, and how to seek medical assistance in Mexico. If you are in need of urgent diplomatic assistance in Mexico, for example if you are attacked, arrested or a member of your party has died, then you can contact the British Consulate in Mexico City for help.

What Should You Do If You Have A Personal Injury In Mexico?

If you experience a personal injury in Mexico, the first thing you should do is seek appropriate medical care, especially if you are seriously injured. However, if you your injury or illness was caused by negligence on the part of a third party then you could be entitled to make a Mexico holiday illness claim or Mexico holiday accident claim.

Firstly if you are involved in a car accident with a foreign vehicle be sure to take the following steps. Exchange contact details with the other driver, record their vehicle registration number and if the driver of the other vehicle is not it’s owner, take down the vehicle owner’s contact details. If you are injured on a package holiday to Mexico, be sure to report the accident to the package holiday provider. If you are injured in a hotel, restaurant or club, speak to the management and make sure your accident is recorded in the establishment’s log book. Contact your travel insurance provider and report your accident and injuries to them. If you are involved in any illegal activity, report the incident to the local police department.

At the scene of your accident you can take the following steps to collect evidence to support your claim: Take as many photos as you can of the hazard which caused your accident and include a date stamp if possible. Gather the contact details of anyone who witnesses your accident, who may be contacted as a witness to your accident in the future to give evidence in your favour. You should also keep receipts of any expenses you experienced as a result of your accident, such as medical expenses or travel expenses. You may be able to claim these expenses back as part of your mexico holiday claim, and they could also serve as evidence of your accident.

Contacting The Emergency Services In Mexico After An Accident

If you are involved in an accident in Mexico and need to contact the emergency services, here are the numbers to call.

In case of emergency, here are the numbers to call:

  • Emergencies (cellular telephones only): 911
  • México City Police and Emergency Services: 060
  • Police Detectives: 061
  • Red Cross: 065
  • Fire Department: 068
  • Locatel (emergencies, missing persons, information): 5658-1111
  • Human Rights Commission: 5229-5600
  • Tourist-Aid Police: 5250-8221
  • Federal Highway Police: 5677-2227
  • Federal Preventive Police: 01-800-440-3690
  • Federal Consumer-Affairs Commission: 5568-8722

Here are the contact details of the British Embassy in Mexico City:

British Embassy at Río Lerma 71, Col. Cuauhtémoc, 06500

Please be aware that this is a temporary address which is relevant at the time of writing (October 2018).

Accessing Medical Services In Mexico

To receive medical treatment in Mexico, you need to have fully comprehensive medical insurance. Not all hospitals will deal directly with insurance companies, so you may have to pay for medical treatment yourself, then seek an insurance rebate at a later date. Please find further information on accessing health services in Mexico, on the UK government’s website.

Compensation Claim Time Limits In Mexico

If you have booked your holiday to Mexico via a UK based package holiday company, you will have a three year personal injury claims time limit in which to begin your claim for compensation.

If you were injured on a flight to or from Mexico that was privately booked, you will have a two year personal injury claims time limit in which to begin your claim for compensation.

Type of injury or illnessTime limit within which to make a claim
Holiday accident, injury, and/ or illness claims which are made for harm sufferd resulting from from negligence by your package holiday company (or a subcontractor of that company). This can include (but is not limited to) components such as transfers, flights, and other transportation, your accommodation, activities booked and paid for with the same package provider and at the sametime. This time limit applies to incidents which happened through a UK holiday company. .3 years
Accident or injury which happened on a cruise.2 years.

Accidents and injuries on a package holiday in Mexico

You can legally seek compensation after a Mexican holiday where you were injured in an accident that was not your fault, if it was booked via a package holiday company based in the UK. This is supported by the 1992 Package Travel Regulations. What should you do if you are injured on a package holiday to Mexico? Firstly, report your accident and injury or illness to the tour operator that you booked your holiday through. Then contact Legal Expert to be provided with an excellent personal injury solicitor to help you make a holiday accident claim in Mexico. Legal Expert can provide you with a solicitor to help you make your personal injury claim abroad. Remember that there is a personal injury claim time limit on Mexico holiday compensation claims. The time limit allowed depends on how your holiday was booked (please see above).

Holiday accident and injuries in Mexico

There are many reasons why you may need to make a Mexico holiday accident claim, or Mexico holiday illness claim. Common injuries can include slip, trip and fall injuries in hotels, food poisoning injuries, or sporting activities injuries.

Here are some examples of accidents that Legal Expert’s personal injury solicitors have successful Mexico holiday claims made:

  • Airplane
  • Bad hotel hygiene illness
  • Balcony falls
  • Boats & cruises
  • Carbon monoxide poisoning
  • Collapsing furniture
  • Excursion injuries
  • Faulty fittings
  • Faulty rental car
  • Food poisoning
  • Foreign transport
  • Hotel
  • Legionnaires disease / Norovirus
  • Skiing
  • Slips and trips
  • Swimming pool Accident

If you have suffered an accident leading to an illness or injury that was not your fault in Mexico, due to the negligence of others, call Legal Expert today about the possibility of making a holiday accident claim in Mexico. We will now look at some of these more common injuries that happen in Mexico in more detail below.

Mexican hotel accident and injury claims

Most hotels in Mexico are run to a high standard. However if hotels ignore expected standards of health and safety, this can put guests at risk of injury or illness. If swimming pools are not properly attended by a lifeguard, swimming pool accidents can occur. Similarly if the pool water is not properly treated with chlorine, guests can also contract illnesses from a swimming pool. It is not recommended that you drink water in Mexico that is not bottled, or have drinks with ice because of waterborne viruses. If you were unknowingly served a drink made with tap water, then you can become ill. Other common accidents in hotels can include guests slipping on wet floors (marble floors can be especially troublesome when wet), falling on broken floors or getting injured on hotel gym equipment. If you have suffered an illness or injury in Mexico, due to negligence on the part of the hotel, call call Legal Expert today to speak to an advisor about making a holiday accident claim in Mexico.

Sickness from food poisoning at a Mexican restaurant

If you have been made ill due to food poisoning or another form of negligence in Mexico. Unfortunately the tap water and ice made with it in Mexico is not safe to drink. If you were served a drink made with tap water or ice in a bar or restaurant which was not advertised as such and consequently became ill then you could make a Mexico holiday illness claim. You can also fall ill with food poisoning in Mexico, if your food has not been properly stored or prepared. To make a Mexico holiday illness claim for compensation, call the advisors at Legal Expert today who will be happy to help.

Slips, trips, and falls on holiday in Mexico

Have you experienced a slip, trip or fall accident in Mexico? Unfortunately slips, trips and falls can occur in hotels, bars, restaurants and shops if proper standards of health and safety have been neglected. For example, spillages on the floor can cause slip, trip and fall accidents. This can especially be a problem in a hotel with marble floors. Broken floors, or floors with obstructions such as nails sticking out, or broken staircases can also cause slip, trip and fall accidents.

If you have been injured due to a slip, trip or fall accident that was not your fault in Mexico, you could be entitled to claim thousands of pounds in accident abroad compensation. Call Legal Expert today, to see if you could claim.

Swimming and diving accident compensation claims

With its beautiful turquoise oceans Mexico is a popular holiday destination for watersports such as swimming, snorkelling and diving. The Cenotes (lakes in caves) which can be found at Playa del Carmen and Tulumn are known for their unique appearance and beauty and are popular with diving enthusiasts. Ofcourse diving is a potentially dangerous activity which has to be carried out by insured and accredited instructors who are trained to teach participants safely. If you have been injured in a swimming, diving or watersports accident in Mexico, due to negligence on the part of your instructor then you could be entitled to make a holiday accident claim in Mexico for your injuries. Speak to Legal Expert today, to begin the process of making your claim.

Claims for road traffic accidents in Mexico

The World Health Organisation (WHO’s) Global Status Report on Road Safety in 2013 estimates that unfortunately 16,700 people are killed in road traffic accidents in Mexico a year. The majority of these are young people aged between 15 and 29. If you have been injured in a car accident with foreign vehicle in Mexico that was not your fault, or an accident in a hire car abroad, you could be entitled to claim tens or even hundreds of thousands of pounds in compensation. If you are involved in an accident in a hire car abroad in Mexico or any other country, do not sign anything given to you by the other driver’s insurance company or solicitor until advised by your own solicitor, as you could be short changed.

To claim accident abroad compensation for injuries that were caused by a car accident with foreign vehicle, take advantage of your free personal injury claim consultation with Legal Expert. We are looking forward to hearing from you.

Do I Need To Use A Mexican Solicitor For My Claim?

If you are injured in an accident that was not your fault on holiday in Mexico, this does not mean that you have to use a solicitor in Mexico to claim compensation after mexican holiday. Legal Expert can provide you with a solicitor in Great Britain that is familiar with Mexican personal injury laws and processes, who can manage your claim for you. This can be easier from a communication point of view. Call Legal Expert today, to enquire about finding the right solicitor for your personal injury claim.

No Win No Fee Travel And Tourism Accident Claims Solicitors

Legal Expert offers all of our clients the option to make a no win no fee personal injury claim, for holiday accident claims in Mexico? No win no fee means that you will only have to pay your holiday accident solicitor if you win your claim. This means that there is no financial gamble as you pay nothing if you don’t win your claim for Mexico holiday accident compensation. As you don’t have to pay an upfront fee, using a no win no fee solicitor is the more affordable option for many claimants.

Call Legal Expert today about working with a no win no fee solicitor to help you claim Mexico holiday accident compensation. Call us to speak to one of our friendly advisors today.

Top 16 Largest Cities In Mexico

  • Mexico City, 8,851,080
  • Ecatepec, 1,655,015
  • Guadalajara 1,495,182
  • Puebla, 1,434,062
  • Juárez, 1,321,004
  • Tijuana, 1,300,983
  • León, 1,238,962
  • Zapopan, 1,142,483
  • Monterrey, 1,168,709
  • Nezahualcóyotl, 1,104,585
  • Culiacán, 905,265
  • Chihuahua, 809,232
  • Naucalpan, 792,211
  • Mérida, 777,615
  • San Luis Potosí, 722,772
  • Aguascalientes, 722,250

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If you have been injured or made ill by an accident in Mexico that was not your fault, you could be entitled to make a Mexico holiday compensation claim for tens or even thousands of pounds. Trust Legal Expert to handle your holiday accident claim in Mexico. Our solicitors are highly experienced, and will always fight to get you the maximum amount of Mexico holiday accident compensation that you are owed. Call Legal Expert today for your free consultation. We will advise you on whether or not you have legitimate grounds to claim, and if you do you will be provided with an excellent personal injury solicitor to handle your holiday accident claim in Mexico. Call Legal Expert today to start your claims process, we’re looking forward to hearing from you.

Useful Information

British Embassy Mexico City
Address for all correspondence:
British Embassy
Río Lerma, No. 71,
Col. Cuauhtémoc, CP. 06500
Mexico City
Mexico
Tel: +52 (55) 1670 3200
Email: ukinmexico@fco.gov.uk
Web: www.gov.uk/world/organisations/british-embassy-mexico-city

An NHS guide to visiting Mexico
NHS Fit For Travel information for those visiting Mexico including information on what health risks there may be and what vaccinations are needed before travel.

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