If you have been walking in the Dales and have suffered an accident you may need to look for an accident solicitor in Kendal who will be able to provide you with a good choice.
Sitting in the Dales the town of Kendal has thousands of visitors every year. Famous for its cake it is also a popular destination with walkers of all ages as they set off to explore the footpaths around the area. Walking brings its own risks from slips, trips and falls all of which can result in a nasty injury. But falling while walking is not sufficient grounds for a personal injury claim unless you can prove that it was a result of someone else’s negligence. So what sort of conditions could lead to you needing to contact an accident solicitor Kendal as a result of a fall?
Footpaths are clearly marked and are all indicated on an ordinance survey map. You may follow one or both of these as you explore the Dales. As they are officially designated walking routes they are expected to be kept in a safe and passable condition and any unmarked danger areas or loose stiles that cause an accident could be included as evidence in a claim. The important thing here is to provide a record of the event. If you or one of your companions has a mobile phone with a camera on it then photograph the obstacle that caused the accident. Witnesses are invaluable in an accident like this so make sure you keep the contact details of anyone who saw the event,
The dangers of a main road
Parts of the national footpath route sometimes have to cross, or run parallel to, a main road. This makes the route more hazardous and despite being in the countryside you should always be aware of the potential dangers from vehicles.Country lanes can be very narrow and keeping to the side can be difficult because of ditches and other obstacles. If you do have to walk on a main road then make sure that you are clearly visible to motorists and that you move aside as much as possible to allow them space to pass at all times. Just because you are walking a footpath that is skirting the road does not mean that you can walk straight up the middle of the road regardless; the same applies if you encounter other road users such as horse riders and cyclists always make sure that they know you are there.
I need an accident solicitor in Kendal
If you are unsure as to your right to make a claim then you can get advice from Accident Advice Helpline twenty four hours a day seven days a week. The initial call via 0800 689 0500 is complimentary and will allow their experienced adviser the chance to assess what claim chances you have, if any, Always remember there is no such thing as a guaranteed claim payout; any figures you are quoted will always be an estimate. Call us on your landline or from your mobile on 0333 500 0993 if you want to ask about an accident solicitor in Kendal or for any other part of Britain.
Date Published: 20th June 2013