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    "If you've been injured through no fault of your own you could be entitled to compensation. If you're unsure if you could claim, I recommend you call Accident Advice Helpline."

    Esther Rantzen

    Three potential accident claims on London’s Regent Street

    Regent Street, London, often resembles a seemingly never-ending sprawling mass of people and vehicles. It is a vibrant, bustling place with much to see and much to do. However, that in itself is a problem because distracted and unfocused minds cause accidents in public.

    Accidents on Regent Street – slips, trips and falls

    One of the most common ways of suffering injuries in public is to trip or fall in the street. The causes of these types of public accidents are numerous and include:

    –  Loose or uneven pavements

    –  Inappropriate footwear

    –  Tripping over something or someone in the crowded throngs.

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    To help avoid these types of public accidents, it’s important you know exactly where you are going. Panicking because you are lost or rushing because you are late only increases the likelihood of suffering a trip or fall in public.

    Accidents on Regent Street – road accidents with cars and pedestrians

    Regent Street is often jam-packed with motorists as well as pedestrians, and accidents with cars tend to have considerably more serious consequences and can cause injuries that can be physically debilitating.

    As a pedestrian, the odds in emerging unscathed from a collision with a car are heavily stacked against you, and as it is neither logical nor practical to head out wearing the sort of protective equipment that can protect you from car accident injuries, you have to adopt other means of staying safe.

    Awareness is the key here, as is common sense. Don’t set foot in the road unless you are at a designated crossing, and under no circumstances should you try and cross before the green man appears.

    Accidents on Regent Street – collisions between vehicles

    Of course, if you are a motorist on Regent Street then the safety dynamic changes considerably. You have to be on high alert for pedestrians who may not be as safety conscious as you’d expect, as well as other road users.

    Accidents with cyclists are all too common all around London so it’s always best to keep your speed low and your wits about you.

    Whatever the nature of your accident, be it a public trip or fall or something else, providing it wasn’t your fault and caused injuries that required medical attention, Accident Advice Helpline can take your claim for injury compensation from the beginning right through to a conclusion which is usually achieved outside of the courtroom. Call us free on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile phone.

    Date Published: January 22, 2014

    Author: David Brown

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