Shopping in London can be an enjoyable activity. With the array of shops there is always a place you haven’t visited or a new place to check out. However, London is a very busy city and accidents can happen, in particular on busy avenues such as Regent Street. One of the most common accidents to occur whilst shopping are a slip, trip or fall.
How do slips, trips or falls happen when shopping on Regent Street?
This street is always populated with shoppers, commuters and tourists all trying to get to different places and always rushing. This means there are a lot of people to manoeuvre around and if you aren’t careful a slip, trip or fall can easily occur by falling into someone else who isn’t looking where they are walking.
As well as this, due to the amount of traffic on the paths and roads you may not be looking on the ground, you may not even be able to see much of the ground for feet or dogs. This means that any potholes or uneven slabs are hard to see and these too can cause a slip, trip or fall injury.
How to prevent a slip, trip or fall injury on Regent Street
The most important thing you can do to help prevent a slip, trip or fall not only for yourself but for other people is to always look where you are going. This may seem like an obvious piece of advice but when you are bargain hunting and deciding on where to go next it can be easy to let your attention slip. However, not focussing on your surroundings leads to trip or fall injuries and can cause injuries to others around you.
Other than that, wear sensible shoes if you know you are going shopping, the last thing you want to do is to wear stiletto heels and then sustain a trip injury because you twisted your ankle in them.
If you have had a slip, trip or fall in Regent Street or anywhere within the last 3 years that wasn’t your fault you may be able to make a claim.
Accident Advice Helpline specialises in such accident claims as slips, trips and falls and will make the claims process as simple and stress free as possible. Call today on the 24-hour free phone, 0800 689 0500, to find out more.
Date Published: April 27, 2015
Author: Accident Advice