Street safety for teens and how to make an injury claim
If you have a teenager that has become old enough to go out in the street on their own, this can be incredibly nerve-wracking for you as a parent. All of the things that you have been worried about for your own safety for years, are now things that you need to worry about for your teen, and as soon as they are able to head out on their own, you can’t protect them anymore.
For this reason, when you feel that your teenager is old enough to go out on their own, there are a few things that you should tell them which will help them to stay safe and avoid accident or injury.
- Always have a phone with you. Make sure that your teenager has a mobile phone with available minutes and texts on it, so that they can call you when and if they need to. Impress upon your teenager how important it is that they keep this phone on at all times when they are out of the house.
- Keep your valuables hidden. For the most part, it is always recommended to avoid taking valuables out of the house as much as possible. However, things like mobile phones and mp3 players are designed to be taken out of the house, so in this case it is more of a matter of keeping your valuables hidden, and only bringing them out into public view when you need to use them.
- Stay in groups. Young people heading out on their own for the first time should make sure to stick with their friends for the entire time that they are out, as there is safety in numbers and this will help them to avoid street injuries or attacks.
- Know how you are getting home. If your teen is coming home late or after dark, make sure they know how to get back safely.
Make an injury claim in Tonbridge and Malling
If your teen has been injured on the street, and you are sure that the accident was caused by another person, you may be able to make an injury claim in Tonbridge and Malling on their behalf. The Accident Advice Helpline has over 10 years’ experience with personal injury compensation claims, and will be able to provide you with an experienced and professional personal injury solicitor to help you to make a successful injury claim in Tonbridge and Malling.
You can call the helpline on 0800 689 0500, or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile to get started with your injury claim in Tonbridge and Malling, and the team will be happy to work on your behalf so that you or your teen don’t have to go to court.