What to do when your dream holiday becomes a nightmare

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BL Claims Solicitors specialise in personal injury, clinical negligence and travel claims, providing our clients with hands-on support, nationally.

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If things are not up to your expectations or descend into nothing short of disaster while you're on your long awaited summer holiday then here are my 3 top tips to best protect your position if you need to bring a claim on your return home:

1. Get photographic evidence and, even better, video footage. Video footage can be particularly useful when it comes to a claim for breach of contract arising from a quality complaint.

2. Ensure any problems are reported to resort staff and make detailed notes on the problems you experience day to day, keeping a diary if possible. While this is not how most people want to spend their holiday, if things are really bad while you are away then this will put you in good stead to make a claim on your return home.

3. Obtain witness details and the names and addresses of others who have experienced similar problems in resort. It's best to take full details as those who promise to be witnesses while you're on holiday, and only give you an email address, can often quickly change their minds when they get home. With full details, if necessary, they can be summonsed to court to give evidence.

When you do get back, once you've recovered over a no doubt much needed cup of homemade tea, report any concerns or claims you need to make to your relevant insurer (this could be home insurance as well as travel insurance) and get prompt, expert legal advice.

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If you would like to talk to someone and discuss a potential claim please call us on 0344 620 6600 anytime between 8am and 6pm Monday to Friday, or if you would prefer you can email us at info@blclaims.co.uk