Here are some of the most common illnesses and injuries that affect tourists visiting Mexico:
Travel bugs, food poisoning and other illnesses
Food poisoning is the most common cause of illness for all tourists heading to foreign countries. In Mexico recently there have been reports of salmonella, E.coli, cryptosporidium and Giardia Lamblia, all illnesses which can cause severe stomach upsets diarrhoea and nausea; there have even been reports of holidaymakers vomiting blood due to these infections.
Illnesses contracted from unhygienic swimming pools are also among the most common – we’ve fought many cases for clients who have fallen ill in this manner while on holiday.
Road traffic accidents
The main cities in Mexico are incredibly chaotic, especially for motorists. Both motorists and pedestrians can be severely at risk when they venture into the busier areas, purely because of the hectic traffic conditions. Road traffic accidents are common, and can be catastrophic for holidaymakers.
Excursions, airport accidents, coach trips
Many travel operators in Mexico offer coach trips and excursions to some of the more remote attractions – but unfortunately, with poor health and safety standards throughout the country, accidents can occur on these trips. If you’ve experienced an accident during a trip away from your hotel, you could make a personal injury claim.
Airport accidents are also on the rise – whether you’ve been injured stepping off the plane, waiting for your luggage or during a transfer to your hotel, we could help you pursue compensation.