Causes of accidents in Canterbury

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What are the causes of accidents in Canterbury?

When people travel or go on holiday, they may use the opportunity to try new things or to take part in new activities. As many people travel to coastal locations on holiday, they are often keen to get into the water and try out a range of activities, such as surfing, jet skiing and even sailing.

In general, there are plenty of places which will allow you to hire this type of equipment but you may want to seek guidance or take lessons before you enter the water. Often, experienced swimmers and surfers can get into trouble in the water so, if you are inexperienced, you could easily come to harm. If there are beaches which are manned by lifeguards, it may be advisable to swim or surf there as they may be able to assist you if something does go wrong.

Although popular in many counties and coastal locations, jet skiing, in particular, can be quite dangerous and may be one of the causes of accidents in Canterbury. As jet skis have engines, they can move across the water at high speeds and people often don’t realise how far out from the shore they are until they need assistance. Although most jet ski engines should cut off if the rider falls or is thrown from the jet ski, this doesn’t always happen. This can be extremely dangerous as the jet ski could then hit or collide with someone and cause serious injuries, or even fatalities.

If you have hired equipment to use in the water whilst on holiday and you have suffered an injury, there may be a chance that you could make a no win no fee* compensation claim when you return. If you feel that the equipment wasn’t working properly or that it caused your injury, it is likely that no win no fee* Canterbury solicitors will be able to assist you. As well as obtaining compensation for yourself, making a compensation claim with no win no fee* solicitors could help to ensure that extra safety measures are put in place and that no-one else suffers similar injuries.

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If you weren’t able to return home straightaway, this doesn’t mean that you won’t be able to make a compensation claim with no win no fee* solicitors. In most cases, claimants can make a claim within three years of the incident occurring so you could still have plenty of time in which to make a claim and obtain compensation.

If you would like to learn more about the causes of accidents in Canterbury or if you’re ready to make your claim, why not contact us? At Accident Advice Helpline, we’re always on hand to help new claimants and you can contact a member of our personal injury team at any time on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 if you’re calling from a mobile.

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