Can a Devon law firm help you to make a claim related to a beach accident?
With miles of sandy beaches located on the coast of the county, Devon is a popular holiday resort and is widely considered to be a surfing haven. In addition to catering for surfers, the beaches in Devon are popular for other sporting endeavours too. Kitesurfers, windsurfers, kayakers and sailing enthusiasts all travel to Devon regularly to take advantage of the beaches and coastlines.
Of course, the beaches in Devon aren’t just popular with sports enthusiasts. Many families choose Devon as a holiday location because of its range of award winning beaches. Ideal for relaxing on, the beaches also offer a variety of opportunities for young children.
Although local people may be familiar with the tides, if you’re new to the area or if you are in Devon on holiday, you’ll want to make sure that you visit the beach at a safe time to do so. Whilst the tide may look far out, it can come in very quickly and this could catch people unawares. In addition to this, the current can be strong in certain areas and it can be easy for people to be pulled out from the shore.
Fortunately, most beaches do have sections which are manned by lifeguards during peak times so you may be able to seek assistance if you do get into trouble whilst you’re in the water. Despite this, it is still possible to suffer an injury whilst at the beach or in the sea.
If you’re looking for a Devon law firm because you want to make a claim for compensation for a beach related accident, you will need to be able to show that the incident wasn’t your fault. If, for example, you were injured because of the current, it’s unlikely that you would be able to make a claim with a Devon law firm as you wouldn’t be able to highlight someone or something that caused your injuries. However, if you were hurt whilst using facilities or amenities at the beach and they hadn’t been properly constructed, you could identify who was responsible for your injuries and it would be likely that a Devon law firm would be able to assist you in making a claim for compensation.
If you would like to discuss your eligibility to make a claim with a Devon law firm, or if you want to know more about how the claims process works, we can help. Simply call Accident Advice Helpline on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 if you’re calling from a mobile and we’ll be glad to assist you. We’ll even provide free no obligation advice so you don’t have to worry about paying costly legal bills merely to find out more about how to make your claim. Call Accident Advice Helpline now to access further information or to make your claim today.
Date Published: 8th September 2014