As the latest craze to take the internet by storm, selfies are popping up everywhere you look. Naturally, this has brought out the competitive side in many people as they pose for pictures in increasingly outlandish and dangerous situations.
One such place is Mount Margeriaz in France. Located in Savoie and part of the spectacular Bauges mountain range, this breath-taking natural wonder stands at 1,845 metres above sea level. Accidents up here can cause seriously painful and damaging personal injuries.
Mount Margeriaz accidents – slips, trips and falls
Any mountain climb is going to have a number of health and safety risks, the most common of which is usually slips and falls. A combination of hazardous terrains and tiredness on behalf of the climber makes the chances of a slip or fall accident occurring.
When ascending Mount Margeriaz, concentration is all-important. Yes, you will want to stop and pose for pictures along the way. In fact, given the sensational views that lie everywhere you look, failure to capture the moment would represent a fantastic opportunity inexplicably missed.
Of course, the picture everyone wants is at the summit, especially one as dramatic as Mount Margeriaz. The distinctive peak gives way to sheer drops as you gaze out over the top of some low-laying clouds. The backdrop provides the perfect Facebook cover picture, but extreme caution must be exercised when taking it.
What can I do if I suffer personal injuries from an accident?
Providing your situation meets certain criteria, you may be able to claim for personal injury compensation. The success of your accident claim is dependent on three main factors.
- Did the accident occur within the last three years?
- Did your subsequent injuries require attention and treatment from a medical professional?
- Was the accident clearly the fault of someone else, either through negligence or other means?
If the answer to all of the above questions is yes, then you need to get on the phone to Accident Advice Helpline. The freephone service is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week and the initial consultation can set you on the way to winning the financial compensation you deserve.
Our expert legal team has years of experience in processing personal injury claims. Recommended by famous friend of the consumer, Esther Rantzen, they work on a no-win, no-fee* basis and are usually able to settle out of court.
Date Published: July 8, 2014
Author: Accident Advice