Accident Solicitor Tongue
The coastal village of Tongue in Sutherland lies on the east shore of the Kyle of Tongue, overshadowed by the isolated mountain of Ben Loyal. It is a popular tourist destination, particularly with outdoors enthusiasts and nature lovers.
Many visitors to Tongue choose to hire boats to spot whales and dolphins off the nearby Portvasgo Bay. When boat owners choose to rent out their boasts to tourists, they must put safeguards in place to reduce the risk of their customers suffering an accident at sea. If they fail to do so and one of their customers develops an injury or illness, they may be faced with a compensation claim.
The consequences of boating accidents in Tongue
Boating accidents in Tongue can affect an individual’s physical and mental state. In some cases, the psychological injuries can be so severe that post-traumatic stress disorder results. An individual may be forced to take time off work or may even have to give up working. This can cause considerable anxiety and stress for the whole family, who may be faced with a drop in income and a reduced standard of living.
An individual may also encounter a range of additional expenses, including the cost of rehabilitation, medication, specialist equipment, travel fares to and from the hospital, car parking charges and help around the home. Whilst these expenses may only seem small, when added together they can be significant enough to cause additional concern.
Claiming compensation for boating accidents through an accident solicitor Tongue
A compensation claim can help the victims of boating accidents to cover their financial expenses. Unfortunately, claims can be both complex and time consuming, and may involve a variety of legal processes. An injured victim will therefore require the help of Accident Advice Helpline – a national law firm with significant experience of handling boat accident claims.
If we believe there are sufficient grounds for pursuing a compensation claim, an accident solicitor in Tongue will be able to gather together the evidence needed to support the claim and fight for the maximum possible compensation settlement on a 100% no win, no fee basis. In cases involving boats, the claim will be filed against the boat hire company, the boat’s owners or the boat’s manufacturer.
To find out more about the general process of claiming boat accident compensation with the support of an accident solicitor in Tongue, victims should try out our 30-second test or phone our Freephone helpline.
Date Published: 24th September 2013
Author: Jan Newell