How would I find an accident solicitor in Hope Valley?
The rural area of Hope Valley in Derbyshire attracts visitors in their thousands particularly in the summer months. Many arrive via the Hope Valley railway line, a trans- Pennine route that links the towns of Sheffield and Manchester. The actual village of Hope has been appearing in records since the days of the Domesday Book and its parish covered two thirds of the Royal Hunting Forest. Many of the area’s modern visitors come to walk on the surrounding hills and admire the views of the moors.
Safety on the hills
If you intend walking the hills then make sure that you are prepared before you set off. Take light but waterproof clothing as the weather can change quickly even in the summer months and always take a drink. Sensible shoes that provide grip and protection are essential and always make sure that they are comfortable and have been worn before. Take a map of the area with you and ensure that if your mobile phone has a GPRS system that it is turned on. Mobile networks are not always at their best in their remote areas and should an accident occur GPRS will help you establish your position. Always tell someone where you are going and your intended route so that they can trace you.
Rights of Way
Most people walk on designated footpaths and rights of way. Try and avoid the tendency to stray from these paths as the area you end up in may be inaccessible to emergency and rescue vehicles should and accident occur. Also all footpaths on the national grid should be in a safe condition for you walk. Should they not be and you suffer a fall as a result then it should be reported and you have every right to make a claim. Crossing farmers lands can be a hazardous business. Grazing stock, work in the area and fertilisers can all present hazards to walkers. If you have to cross a field as part of the route always close all gates securely behind you and never climb over walls and fences as this can cause damage.
Accident solicitor Hope Valley
Hope Valley is a rural destination and has a small population. It might not be that easy to find an accident solicitor Hope Valley. If you are walking in the area and are unlucky enough to suffer an accident, you are best advised to contact an organisation such as the Accident Advice Helpline who will be able to advise you on what to do next. With Esther Rantzen as their champion they have been helping people with successful accident claims for over fourteen years. All their legal partners work on a “No win, No fee” basis. The initial call is free of charge and you will be offered a thirty second test to assess your eligibility to make a claim. You are under no obligation to place your claim with the company but if you do, you can be sure that you are being placed into safe hands.
Start your claim with your accident solicitor in Hope Valley today
If you’ve been injured and it was not your fault, call us now on 0800 689 0500 from a landline or 0333 500 0993 from your mobile.
Date Published: 13th June 2013