In the UK, it is legal to rollerskate on the road and on pavements. While this is useful to know, it does not necessarily indicate whether it is safe to rollerskate on the road.
Of course, slips, trips and falls occur when partaking in any sport, and rollerskating is no exception. That being said, there are ways to minimise the risk and severity of injury when rollerskating.
Should you rollerskate on the road?
If you adhere to The Highway Code, and wear the correct safety attire, you are well within your rights to rollerskate on the road. Yet, you should consider the hazards you face when you do rollerskate on the road.
Many rollerskaters suffer from trips and falls from time to time, when you rollerskate on the road, you run the risk of falling into traffic. This can greatly increase the severity of your rollerskating injuries.
As such, if you are able to rollerskate on the pavement, considering other pedestrians, or through public parks, you reduce the risk of experiencing a life-threatening accident or injury.
Who is liable for rollerskating injuries?
Whether your rollerskate on the road or the pavement, every rollerskating accident is unique, and so there is no one answer regarding rollerskating accident liability.
At Accident Advice Helpline, we offer a free initial consultation to all victims of personal injury. During this initial consultation, we discuss the basis of your claim. These fundamentals help us determine both where liability may lie, and your eligibility to claim.
Should we mutually decide to proceed with your claim, you can recuperate at home, safe in the knowledge that our specialist legal team operate on a 100 per cent no-win, no-fee basis.
Getting in touch with us
At Accident Advice Helpline, we have over 15 years’ experience assisting victims of personal injury. No matter the nature of your rollerskating accident, we have a solicitor on hand who specialises in cases just like yours.
For more information on claiming personal injury compensation, and to receive your free initial consultation, speak with one of our friendly advisors. Our lines are open 24 hours a day, seven days a week, for your convenience.
Call us today on freephone helpline number 0800 689 0500, or 0333 500 0993 from your mobile. Alternatively, complete the quick and simple 30-second eligibility test right here on our website.
Date Published: August 1, 2016
Author: Accident Advice