Take a look at Blackwaterfoot, a beautiful village in the idyllic, yet sometimes harsh climate of the Isle of Arran. With a 12 hole golf (the second to be found in Europe) it attracts many visitors to its shores. Instrumental in the tumultuous history of Scotland from the Iron Age onwards, this small island and village hide a wealth of history. You wouldn’t think you would need an accident lawyer in Blackwaterfoot in such tranquil, peaceful surroundings but accidents happen in the smallest of places. Often going unnoticed, the slip, trip or fall of someone walking on the quayside might not look much but it could mean weeks, even months of pain, from a damaged knee ligament or an ankle sprain.
But think about travelling too. Whilst the island may not have a rush hour equivalent to those found in major UK cities, how do you get to the island? Most people take a ferry over, taking their car too or maybe, like many people they arrive on foot using the ferry to cross the choppy waters from the mainland.
As many injury lawyers will tell you, not just those accident lawyer in Blackwaterfoot teams, some ferries that are used across the UK to transport unsuspecting visitors and tourists from one beauty spot to another, are not sea worthy vessels. Their maintenance schedules are long lost; the care needed to keep them running well went when the operators sniffed big bigger profits if they didn’t spend on the vessel…
But who is the person that suffers if the ferry sinks or runs aground due to an inexperienced crew? YOU if you were a passenger – and you may need an accident lawyer in Blackwaterfoot
Personal injuries are not just the physical cuts, bruises and broken limbs that we can see; it is also how the mind is affected by the accident. Fear of water, fear of boats, fear of the sea and flashbacks to the moment the accident occurred can be just as paralysing as a physical injury, if not more difficult to live with.
Did you know…?
According to various estimated, it is safer to travel by space shuttle that by ferry? 20 deaths occur per billion miles travelled on a ferry, compared to 7 deaths per billion miles travelled by space shuttles.
However you were injured, if the accident was not your fault then you may need the expert legal help of an accident lawyer in Blackwaterfoot to help you get the maximum compensation award possible.
Getting in touch with an accident lawyer in Blackwaterfoot is easy through Accident Advice Helpline.
You call us on 0800 689 0500 at a time that suits you – we really mean it too! We are here 24 hours a day, 7 days a week so if you want to call us at 4pm on a Sunday afternoon, someone is here to take your call.
Date Published: 10th November 2013
Author: David Brown