Selfies are taking the world by storm. As millions of us snap away on our smartphones, it will come as no surprise that a number of selfies have caused slips, trips and falls, as well as other public accidents.
While, generally speaking, selfies are harmless – although a little annoying – there are times when individuals can fall into what is known as ‘smartphone fog’. They become unaware of what is going on around them and any immediate dangers posed to them. This is when accidents in public occur and taking selfies becomes a risk.
The perfect selfie spot: Perrine Bridge, Idaho
Located in Twin Falls, Idaho, Perrine Bridge is a huge truss arch four-lane bridge, which leads over the Snake River Canyon. The bridge stands an impressive 486 feet above the river and 3,600 feet above sea level. With the picturesque flora-adorned cliffs shielding the peaceful, topaz waters, it is undeniable that Perrine Bridge is one of the most perfect selfie spots in the world.
That being said, it is important to stay vigilant when attempting to take your photo. The facts speak for themselves, the bridge is an enormous size, surrounded by a fast-paced river and jagged cliff sides. Public slips and falls here could be critical, or indeed, fatal.
Placing blame for your public accident
Wherever you are in the world, if you sustain an injury due to an accident in public and you believe you are not to blame, it is likely you will want to know who is. From restaurants to landmarks and parks to stadiums, you have the right to expect to be able to visit locations without worrying for your health and safety.
Owners of such facilities have a legal responsibility to ensure your wellbeing. When they fail, they can be held liable for any harm you suffer, injuries you incur and your loss of earnings. A law firm, such as Accident Advice Helpline can help you determine who is to blame, and help you recover the compensation you are entitled to for your public accident.
Accident Advice Helpline
Call Accident Advice Helpline today on 0800 689 0500 – or 0333 500 0993 from your mobile – for a free initial consultation regarding your accident in public, with no obligation to pursue your claim following the call. Lines are open 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
Date Published: September 30, 2014
Author: Accident Advice