Are you claiming compensation in South Somerset?
Although people often assume that you are more likely to suffer an accident or an injury in a busy, built up area, this isn’t always the case. You could easily suffer an injury in a more rural location and you may even be more at risk of suffering certain types of injuries.
If, for example, you live or work in a rural area with lots of farming communities, you could suffer an injury due to farming machinery or tools. Although these types of incidents are relatively rare across the United Kingdom as a whole, they are obviously more common in rural or countryside communities than in inner city areas.
Whilst roads in rural areas may be quieter and less busy than in towns and cities, this doesn’t mean that accidents won’t occur. If you live in a very rural area, you may find that local roads and highways aren’t gritted in the winter months and, if there is snow or ice, they could be very dangerous indeed. Unfortunately, it is people living in rural areas that may need to get out and about the most in bad weather so they may be forced to travel on potentially dangerous roads.
Similarly, as not all roads in rural locations are well lit, you could feel more at risk of suffering an injury if you need to travel in the evenings or at night. With many people also having to travel in the early morning, it could be dark when you leave for work as well which could mean that you feel more at risk of being invoked in some form of a collision.
If you are hurt whilst you’re in the local area, you could be able to make a claim for compensation in South Somerset, as long as the incident wasn’t your fault. If you’re able to show that someone or something else caused your injuries, it may be highly likely that you could obtain compensation in South Somerset for the harm that you’ve suffered.
Of course, if another person was injured in the same incident, they too could be eligible to claim compensation in South Somerset. If, for example, you were driving and another vehicle caused an accident, you could make a claim against the driver responsible for the incident. If there was a passenger in your car at the time of the incident and they suffered injuries as well, they too could potentially make a claim for compensation in South Somerset against the person responsible.
If you’re keen to make a claim for compensation in South Somerset, and your injuries occurred within the last three years, why not get in touch and find out how we can help you to obtain the compensation you deserve? Call Accident Advice Helpline now on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 if you’re calling from a mobile to find out more about making a claim.
Date Published: 30th July 2014