Cornwall is one of the most popular tourist destinations in the United Kingdom. Year after year, people flock to its wide sandy beaches, its sheltered harbours and its windswept moors. In summer, the narrow country roads become blocked with cars, caravans and motor homes and travelling through the county becomes almost impossible. As a result, accidents often can and do occur on Cornish roads and some holiday makers may find themselves seeking out the services of an experienced claim lawyer in Cornwall will have plenty of choice in its main towns such as St Austell, Falmouth and Penzance; if you are in a more rural area, you may struggle to find an injury lawyer and may need to seek the services of a more national company.
Of course no one wants to suffer an accident whilst on holiday; and even if you live in the county of Cornwall itself there are things you can do to stay safe during the regions busiest periods.
- If you are travelling somewhere new, look up the route before you leave. Sat Nav systems are excellent but do not always recognise that some roads are only passable in smaller vehicles. There have been many holidaymakers stuck on a narrow road in a motor home or caravan. Take a map or a paper copy of your route with you and take your time while travelling.
- Always carry a mobile phone with you in case of emergencies. Rural Cornish roads do not have many phone booths and you are not guaranteed to stumble across a public place that will have a telephone within walking distance. Signals may not be too effective on the moors so if you are out for the day let someone know where you are going and when you intend to return.
- Obey all road signs as they are there for a reason. If you are at the beach, obey the lifeguard flags that are on display and keep an eye on your children. Cornish waters are some of the strongest in the United Kingdom and the currents on some beaches can change quickly.
- Take your time while exploring the area and if you are taking part in some sort of outdoor activity then make sure that there is adequate insurance in place for you to do so. Heed the advice of the person in charge and always attempt only what you feel is within your limit.
Getting help from an experienced claim lawyer in Cornwall
If you need more advice on making a compensation claim then why not call Accident Advice Helpline on 0800 689 0500 from a landline or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile and talk to a trained advisor? The call places you under no obligation and will give you a better idea of what you should do about making a claim and what rights you have to make one.
Your claim needs to be made within three years of the date of the accident; so call today and find out what you may be entitled to.
When you need an experienced claim lawyer in Cornwall, we’ve got you covered.
Date Published: 9th November 2013
Author: David Brown