Definitely dubbed as one of the party capitals of the UK, Newcastle will no doubt be the base for some spectacular night-out shenanigans.
But beyond the standard slips, trips and falls that seemingly come hand-in-hand with a night out on the tiles, it is always good to have a general idea of whether or not your night out destination of choice is safe to stroll through.
Beyond slips and trips: Safety in Newcastle
Generally speaking, Newcastle is a bold but welcoming city. The main object here on a night out is to have fun, and if you do not draw attention to yourself and stay clear of trouble, you are likely to have a brilliant time, free from any night-out accidents or injuries.
In comparison to the UK’s other cities, such as Manchester, Birmingham and London, Newcastle has a relatively low to average crime rate. Areas to the west of the city, including Arthurs Hill, Elswick and Scotswood are considered deprived areas with slightly raised crime rates, yet on most nights out you will be far from these parts, located centrally around the main bars and clubs.
That considered, to avoid any accidents and injury on a night out in Newcastle you need to act responsibly, stay in well-lit areas, in crowds and refrain from wandering into alleys or ginnels.
Taxis in Newcastle
Remember that only hackney cabs can legally be hailed to the side of the road. Do not attempt to get into what seems to be a private hire vehicle. If you need one, always pre-book or go to a local taxi rank.
In private hire vehicles, it is often possible to agree a price with the company before you travel. For peace of mind, you may want to take this precaution.
Check that all drivers are licensed when you enter the taxi and refrain from travelling alone late at night and after consuming alcohol.
Claiming personal injury compensation
If you have been injured on a night out in Newcastle or any other UK city, and you believe a third party is liable for the harm and distress you have endured, it may be possible to claim personal injury compensation for your accident on the town.
Whether you experienced a slip or a trip in a nightclub or a taxi-related road traffic accident, a law firm such as Accident Advice Helpline could help you retrieve the compensation you are entitled to.
Despite any contributory negligence that may factor, you could still have basis for an eligible case. Call us today on 0800 689 0500 for a free initial consultation.
Date Published: July 22, 2015
Author: Accident Advice