Brighton, famous for its Royal Pavilion, pebble beach, and shopping in The Lanes, is a tourist destination that has something for everyone. Brighton is especially popular during the summer months, when visitors flock to sit by the sea, or enjoy a stroll along Brighton pier.
The relaxed, joyful atmosphere of this city makes it hard to believe that anything will go wrong on your trip. However, accidents can happen even in the most pleasant environments, so ensure you stay safe during your trip to Brighton.
What kind of accidents might occur in Brighton?
- Slips, trips and falls
It’s great fun being able to have a splash in the sea, followed by a lie down under the summer sun. However, remember that Brighton’s beach is made up of pebbles, not sand. These can become slippery and wet underfoot, leaving you liable to suffering a nasty slip, trip or fall.Similarly, many people come to Brighton in order to spend the day shopping in The Lanes, or exploring many of the city’s independent cafés. However, the combination of busy streets and uneven pavements can leave you liable to suffering a further slip or fall.
- Road traffic accidents
Many people will choose to come to Brighton by car for ease of travel. However, busy roads and poor planning may cause you to suffer a road traffic accident en route and ruin your summer day out.
How can I avoid suffering an accident in Brighton?
- Choose good footwear: Keep some flip-flops or beach sandals in your bag to help you negotiate those tricky pebbles. Additionally, choose comfortable, flat footwear for walking around the city streets. This will greatly minimise your chances of suffering an unwanted trip or fall.
- Plan ahead: Plan your car journey in advance to avoid having to make last minute decisions on the road. Familiarising yourself with your route will reduce your chances of having a car accident on the road.
If you have had an accident in Brighton, or any other city, you may be entitled to compensation. Accident Advice Helpline is a law firm with years of experience in processing personal injury claims. Our telephone lines are open 24/7, and our specialist advisors can be spoken to in complete confidence, totally free of charge.
We work on a 100 per cent no-win no-fee* basis, and you aren’t obliged to make a claim after getting in touch with us. If you’ve had an accident that wasn’t your fault, contact us today on 0800 689 0500 to see if you could be entitled to compensation.
Date Published: April 27, 2015
Author: Accident Advice