There is always a risk of a road traffic accident, regardless of the driving conditions, however, London’s West End is home to some of the busiest roads in the capital, causing car collisions and road related injuries for drivers. Not only are the roads somewhat challenging, London’s West End streets have been found to be the worst for crime, meaning it is no safer to travel by foot than by car.
Avoiding personal injury in London’s West End
First and foremost, it is important to remember that many of the crimes committed in London’s West End streets are targeted crime. This means that you are not accountable for any harm that you suffer.
Stay savvy while you are out and about, stick to lit areas and keep your valuables close to your body and out of sight. Ladies should keep handbags turned inwards with any fastenings secured and facing in towards the body. Men should refrain from placing wallets in their back pocket.
When walking, act confidently. Plan your route before you go and familiarise yourself with the area as much as possible. Do not demonstrate any vulnerability.
Road-related injury in the West End
If you do decide to opt out of exploring the area by foot and decide to take a car, it is essential that you remember that patience is a virtue. Black cabs are the best form of taxi transport in London. You can also be sure that, should you sustain an injury on the road, you have not booked through a suspicious private hire company.
Claiming for your accident in the West End
Regardless of the nature of your injury, you may be able to claim compensation for the public accident, if you are able to prove that you were not to blame. So long as the accident occurred within the last three years, Accident Advice Helpline is on hand with an adviser to talk through the details of your claim with you to evaluate whether your claim is likely to be successful and would be worth pursuing.
The legal process
With Accident Advice Helpline, the claims process couldn’t be easier. Simply provide the law firm with the details of your claim. From there you may be required to provide additional supporting information such as photographs or medical statements. Your case will be assigned to one of the Accident Advice Helpline’s specialist solicitors who are experienced in dealing specifically with personal injury incidents.
Date Published: February 12, 2014
Author: David Brown