We have become a selfie-obsessed nation. No matter your social media platform of choice, it is unlikely that you will be able to flick through your news feed without seeing a selfie.
While selfies are, on the whole, harmless – albeit the craze somewhat annoying – it is very easy to enter smartphone fog and lose sight of what is immediately around you.
Sticky selfie spots: Swallow’s Nest, Ukraine
Swallow’s Nest in Ukraine is a perfectly picturesque early 20th century castle, perched 40 metres high, on top of the Aurora Cliff. The castle looks out onto the Black Sea and is extremely popular with tourists in the area.
As you can imagine, this is an exceptional selfie spot. The height of selfie locations, the Swallow’s Nest is a prime location for wowing your friends and followers.
That being said, the nature of the area means that is somewhat dangerous to become distracted by taking selfies. Trips and falls are common, and when in unfamiliar areas such as this, it just takes a few wrong footsteps for a more severe public accident to occur.
Who is to blame for your accident in public?
Of course, accidents happen all the time. We all have trips and falls, while we’re out and about, but sometimes we experience accidents in public that are a little more serious. When you have an accident in public, which you believe was due to an issue that was out of your hands, it may mean that someone is liable for any harm you have suffered.
When you use public areas or facilities, someone is always responsible for your health and safety, from restaurant managers to the local council. If you sustain an injury due to their negligence, such as poor maintenance of their facilities, you may be able to claim personal injury compensation.
Accident Advice Helpline
Accident Advice Helpline is a law firm with over 14 years’ experience in assisting victims of personal injury in recovering the compensation they are entitled to.
Available around the clock, 24 hours a day, seven days a week, Accident Advice Helpline offers a free initial discussion regarding your public accident claim, with no pressure to proceed following this consultation. Call today on 0800 689 0500, or 0333 500 0993 from you mobile.
Date Published: September 30, 2014
Author: Accident Advice