The village of Grasmere in the Lake District in Cumbria, in the north of England, is a great place to visit during spring and summer. Excellent for walking, cycling and, of course, water sports, the Lake District is an area of outstanding natural beauty and attracts a huge number of visitors every year.
Grasmere and its famous lakes has long been a firm favourite with people travelling on the literary trail of poets and writers – the poet William Wordsworth actually described Grasmere as the “loveliest spot that man hath ever found”, but he may have been biased, as he actually resided in Grasmere for more than a decade.
Grasmere lies on the River Rothay, which flows into Grasmere Lake. The picturesque and charming village is overlooked by Helm Cragg, a peculiarly shaped rock formation popular with hill walkers. A trail leads directly from the village up to the summit.
If you visited Grasmere and, armed with a copy of fellow hiking enthusiast Alfred Wainright’s Coast to Coast Walk, explored various trails and footpaths in the area, you would expect them to be well signposted and in good condition, bearing in mind Grasmere’s main source of income is tourism.
If you suffered injuries in a hiking accident that was the result of somebody’s negligence with regard to maintaining footpaths and trails, you would seek compensation – just like you would, if you had been involved in a non-fault car accident on the A591 to the Vale of Keswick.
However, anyone making a compensation claim in Grasmere must be able to prove that their accident was caused by the other party and that the injuries they have suffered were the result of that accident. It is therefore likely an accident solicitor will arrange for an additional independent medical assessment of the claimant’s injuries to support their claim.
If you have willing witnesses happy to give evidence on your behalf, it will speed up the claims process and help your accident solicitor to settle your claim more quickly. A negligent party faced with witness statements or photographic evidence taken at the scene of the accident will rarely dispute their liability, which is what typically causes delays.
Where can you make a compensation claim in Grasmere?
Save time and call Accident Advice Helpline on their Freephone numbers 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993, where you can speak to an advisor every day of the week, 24 hours a day. You’ll never be put to an answer phone, there’s always a friendly person at the other end of the line.
Their advisors can allocate your compensation claim in Grasmere to one of their legal partners, if you wish to go ahead with a claim, once you know you qualify and have received an estimate of how much your claim is worth in terms of compensation.