While it seems some people are more accident prone than others, it often can be attributed to life choices and the inherent risks involved with those choices. Sometimes, these people keep being involved in accidents and other times they are the cause of them. When we have an accident that we recognise was because of our own risk taking, all we can usually do is face the music. On the other hand, when someone else’s risk taking causes us harm, that’s when an accident solicitor in Herne Bay can help.
Accident Solicitor Herne Bay Regarding Team Sports Injuries
Anyone that plays sports regularly recognises that there are risks with doing so. Most sports are taxing on the body just from regular play and accidental mishaps. However, sometimes players can take a game so serious that they play in a fashion that is intentionally adversarial and intended to cause bodily harm. When this happens and an injury results, the person that acted that way can be held responsible for the medical bills, lost wages and even pain and suffering in some cases. It can be difficult to prove intent, but if there are witnesses that are willing to back you up, an accident solicitor may be able to get you compensation.
Accident Solicitor Herne Bay Regarding Individual Sports Injuries
Some sports are not team oriented but are just individuals playing a particular sport. Examples of this type would be running, cycling, and swimming. Even without team members and other participants, things can happen that are not the fault of the injured person. A swimmer could go to a public swimming pool and be injured because the water chemicals were not properly balanced resulting in burns to the skin or eyes. A cycler could have a fall because the bicycle was defective or because the public bike path was in disrepair. They could also be struck by a car that did not yield the right of way. An accident solicitor can help in situations such as this.
Accident Solicitor Herne Bay Regarding Sports Observer Injuries
It is not just those that partake in sports that can become injured; sometimes an observer can be the unfortunate accident victim. In some cases, this again falls into the bad luck scenario in which nobody was negligent and thus not to blame. However, in some cases there is negligence. When you are in the stand at a sporting event, you have the right to expect that they have taken steps for your safety. If they drop the ball (pun intended!) then you have a right to compensation. An example would be a ball field in which the netting was worn past the point that it should have been replaced. If you are injured as an observer, it doesn’t hurt to have an accident solicitor look into the circumstances so they can advise you if there may have been negligence.
When it comes to sports, there are plenty of ways to become injured but that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t be compensated if someone has created the situation out of negligence or malice. At the very least, you should receive payment for your medical bills and lost wages. As long as the statute of limitations has not run out, an accident solicitor in Herne Bay can help you get compensation. Contact us to help you find a solicitor.
Date Published: 7th October 2013