In the foothills of the Pennines is the village of Kerridge that gives its name to the popular walking route of Kerridge Ridge. People visit the area in their thousands every year as part of their touring holidays and many who have passed through the village may have noticed that if you are in need of an accident solicitor Kerridge is not the best place to start. Sadly many of those who visit the area on cycling and walking holidays may need just such a service as accidents happen all too frequently on the moors.
What your accident solicitor in Kerridge will need
Any accident solicitor in Kerridge will need the details of the accident and the medical attention you received after it happened. Also useful are the names and contact numbers of the people you were with or who may have witnessed the accident. They will speak to them directly so there is no need for you to bombard with questions; but it is polite to obtain their permission before handing over their details.
Staying safe on the hills
One of the best ways of dealing with accidents is to try and prevent them. Walking the hills is a pleasant and often exhilarating way of getting exercise but there are safety precautions that you should adhere to. Always take a copy of the ordinance survey map of the area with you and stick to the marked walkways. Temperatures change quickly on the hills so carry warm clothing, a light set of waterproofs and a drink should the worse happen and you be stranded. Always let someone know where you are going and carry a mobile phone with the GPRS turned on so that you will get a signal.
Signs are there for a reason
Many walkers make the mistake of ignoring signs that have been displayed by farmers and landowners and do so at their peril. If you have to cross a farmers land then use the provided stiles and do not climb on gates or fencing; one of the most important signs to observe is the sign that indicates an electric fence. These should be clearly displayed particularly if the fence is being run from the mains supply. If you do suffer an incident on such a piece of equipment and there is no such sign then this is a valid cause for a claim.
If you have suffered an accident while out walking and need to get advice as to your right to a claim then Accident Advice Helpline is an excellent place to start. With advisers on hand twenty four hours a day, seven days a week, they will offer you a no obligation consultation via their free phone number 0800 689 500 0993. They have been in the business of helping people for over ten years and have the support of Esther Rantzen, one of the most prominent consumer rights campaigners of recent years; so don’t think about your claim any longer- give them a call today and speak to your accident solicitor in Kerridge or equivalent.
Date Published: 28th June 2013