When you have been out and about in London Town, no matter how good your evening, there will come a time when you need to consider getting home late at night.
While accidents in London, such as slips, trips and falls, occur all day long, regardless of the time of day, when getting home late at night you are susceptible to some additional risk factors.
We take a look at some essential tips for getting home late at night in London
5 tips for getting home late at night in London
Whether you have walked the cobbles of Camden, tried Soho for size, or indulged in a West End theatre treat, getting home late at night can be a battle.
- Watch your feet! Many pavements and side streets in London are uneven, some cobbled. After drinks, take extra care walking around the capital to prevent trips and falls. Depending on where you are intending to spend your evening, you should take your choice of footwear into account too.
- Many Tube accidents are alcohol-related. Take extra care when using the London Underground at night, and after an evening out. Be careful on escalators and when embarking and disembarking the carriage, to prevent trips and falls.
- If you choose to taxi home, always use a licensed London Black Cab. Do not accept a ride off any car but a Black Cab. Always check the driver’s ID.
- Plan your night bus route in advance. Take a note of where the passenger alarms are on your bus. Use these in the case of an emergency, or if you are made to feel unsafe on your way home.
- Be vigilant. Report any suspicious activity, baggage or packages to an authority, regardless of the mode of transport you choose.
Claiming compensation after getting home late at night
If you have been involved in an accident when getting home late at night in London, and you believe a third party is to blame, you may be able to claim compensation for the harm and distress you have endured.
For more information, and to receive a free initial consultation, speak with one of Accident Advice Helpline’s friendly advisors today. Call us on 0800 689 0500, or 0333 500 0993 from your mobile. Lines are open 24 hours a day, seven days a week, for your convenience.
Date Published: August 1, 2016
Author: Accident Advice