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Cruise Ship Accident Leaves Holidaymaker in Need of Care

22 July 2016

A holidaymaker was awarded a four-figure settlement following an accident on a German cruise ship that left her unable to drive for seven months.

Slater and Gordon Lawyer: Nicholas Lukacs is a litigation executive in Slater and Gordon's travel law team in Manchester.

Settlement: £3,500

What Happened: Our client was on a package holiday river cruise in Germany with Diamond Shortbreak Holidays when they were involved in an accident. She was relaxing in her cabin when the bunk bed that was stowed in the wall above the seating fell down on to her head.

Impact: Our client suffered with pain to her head and neck. As a result physiotherapy was required, as well as assistance with mobility such as getting in and out of the bath, housework, dressing and and driving for around seven months.

How Did Slater and Gordon Help? Slater and Gordon were instructed to bring a personal injury claim against the defendant, Diamond Shortbreak Holidays Limited, and so sent a letter of claim alleging fault. It was then arranged for our client to be examined by a GP who prepared a medical report in support of her injuries. Responsibility was admitted by Diamond Shortbreak Holidays Limited before further action was taken.

Decision: A full and final settlement of £3,500.


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