Have you suffered a Cherwell accident whilst out walking?
Although most people consider walking to be a relatively safe form of transport, you could still be the victim of a Cherwell accident, even if you’re travelling by foot. If you opt to walk, rather than drive or use public transport, you may need to walk through busy or highly populated areas in order to get to your nearest town or city.
Whilst many people prefer to walk in busier areas rather than isolated ones for safety reasons, the increase in traffic could mean that you’re more at risk of suffering a Cherwell accident. If, for example, a vehicle or road user was to hit you or was unable to stop, you could suffer serious injuries as a result of the Cherwell accident.
When pedestrians are hit by a vehicle, the consequences can be very serious. As the pedestrian has no protection from the vehicle, they can suffer very serious injuries and may need immediate medical attention if they are to survive.
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If you do suffer a Cherwell accident whilst walking and you’re conscious immediately after the incident, you may want to call for help as soon as possible.
Hopefully, the other people involved in the Cherwell accident will stop to assist you and any other witnesses may also take it upon themselves to summon help for you.
If you’re in a relatively urban area, it’s likely that an ambulance will be dispatched and you could be receiving medical help within a matter of minutes. However, if you suffer a Cherwell accident whilst in a more remote area, an air ambulance may be dispatched so that you don’t have to wait too long for medical help.
When a Cherwell accident occurs, your first priority will obviously be the health and safety of those affected. If you’re the only victim of a Cherwell accident, you may want to focus on your recovery before you consider making a claim for compensation.
Accident Advice Helpline
If you want to wait until you’re starting to feel better to make your claim, you’re perfectly entitled to do so and this shouldn’t prevent you from making a claim in the future. Providing you make your claim within three years of the Cherwell accident occurring, there’s a good chance that you’ll still be able to obtain compensation for your injuries.
If you’re not ready to make your claim straightaway but you’d like to learn more about the claims process, we can help. At Accident Advice Helpline we always offer free no obligation advice to potential claimants so it’s easy to find out anything you want to know about the claims procedure without incurring any fees at all.
To find out more today, just call our personal injury team on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 if you’re calling from a mobile.
Call Accident Advice Helpline now and you could be receiving compensation far sooner than you realise!
Date Published: 17th June 2014