Although skateboarding may not be the most popular form of transport, many people in the United Kingdom do skateboard regularly. As with any type of travel, it’s vital that skateboarders take care, particularly when skating in a busy area or near roads.
Do you need to make Aberdeen personal injury claims after being hurt whilst skateboarding?
Even though some areas do have skate parks, many people do skate on pavements or in town centres. This can be particularly dangerous, particularly if you’re not an experienced skater. If you lose control or feel unable to stop, you could easily stray into the path of oncoming traffic or you could collide with a pedestrian.
Although skating within a skate park can help to prevent accidents and injuries from occurring, they can still happen. If the skate park is privately owned, it’s up to the owners and the management team to ensure that it’s safe. This means keeping the park clean and secure and ensuring that the ramps are regularly maintained. If they fail to do so and someone is hurt as a result, they could face Aberdeen personal injury claims and they could be forced to pay compensation.
Of course, if you’re hurt in a skate park which is owned by a local council, rather than a private company, you could still make Aberdeen personal injury claims against them, providing you can prove that they are responsible for the injuries you sustained.
Many of the people who choose to skateboard are children or young adults so they can account for a significant proportion of the people who suffer skateboard related injuries. However, their age shouldn’t stop them from obtaining compensation when it’s due. If a young person, or someone under the age of eighteen, suffers an injury because of someone or something else, they can still receive compensation but they may need assistance in order to make Aberdeen personal injury claims.
If you want to make Aberdeen personal injury claims on behalf of a child or young person, we may be able to help. If you’re keen to find out more, why not contact Accident Advice Helpline today? We’ll even provide free, no-obligation advice so you can find out anything you need to know about making Aberdeen personal injury claims without having to pay anything at all!
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What’s more – if you do decide to make Aberdeen personal injury claims with us, you’ll be able to do so on a no-win, no-fee basis! To find out more about making no-win, no-fee Aberdeen personal injury claims today, just call Accident Advice Helpline on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 if you’re calling from a mobile. Lines are open around the clock, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, so you can call at any time and we’ll always be happy to assist you. Call now to get your Aberdeen personal injury claims started as soon as possible!
Date Published: 24th September 2014