If you’re fortunate enough to live relatively close to the countryside, there will be few better ways of passing the time and getting some exercise than taking a stroll across the hills, valleys and fields that surround you. However, you might like to be wary of any parts of your walk that pass through farmland, making sure that you’re not trespassing while strolling about the place.
You will often find that public footpaths pass through farmland. Walking on these will be perfectly legal, and should be safe provided that the farmer has not placed any potentially dangerous animals close to where a public footpath crossed his or her land. If you were injured in an accident that was not your fault, which was caused by a farm animal while on a public footpath, there will be a chance that you might be able to make a claim for compensation from the farmer, with the help of injury lawyers in Kingsbridge.
Farm animal accidents and injury lawyers in Kingsbridge
Imagine that you were out for a lovely stroll around the countryside close to your home. The sun is shining and you’re in high spirits, having just enjoyed a rather agreeable lunch. You come to a field through which the path you’re on passes. It is full of cows. “No matter,” you think to yourself, and continue on your way with no concerns for your safety. No farmer would put animals that might pose a risk of doing walkers an injury in a field that had a public footpath running through it, you reason.
No sooner than you set foot in the field, an angry cow runs over to you and head-butts you with extreme force. Under these circumstances, there might be a chance that you would be able to seek a compensation payout from the farmer responsible if you were injured to the degree where you needed medical attention.
Call Accident Advice Helpline today
If you’ve been injured by a farmer’s animals while minding your own business taking a walk on a public footpath, and would like to retain the services of injury lawyers in Kingsbridge with a view to seeking a compensation payout, you would be well advised to get in touch with Accident Advice Helpline. To do so, all you’ll need to do will is dial one of the following phone numbers: either 0800 689 0500 from your landline, or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile. Pick up the phone today and get dialling.
Date Published: 29th November 2013
Author: David Brown