How to survive a train crash – injury lawyers in Wallsend
Although it is very rare to be involved in any type of train crash, it can be useful to know what you should do if you are involved in some kind of crash. Because train crashes are so rare, most people don’t know what to do if the situation does occur, and thus can panic and get themselves injured worse than they otherwise would. It is possible to stay safe and survive a train crash, and here are some tips on doing so.
There will probably be announcements made over the PA, or by staff passing through the train. Make sure that you are quiet and listening so that you can hear these, and then follow any instructions given.
Use the emergency alarm
If you see potential danger and are sure that something needs to be done, locate and press the emergency alarm as soon as possible to let the driver know that there is a problem. It is better to be wrong and have to explain what happened, than to be right and not do anything.
Move away from the danger
If it is at all possible to move away from the source of the danger, such as into another carriage, then do this immediately. If you cannot move into another carriage, then at least try to move to the other end of your carriage from where the danger seems to be.
Get off of the train
Find an emergency exit or window, or in the worst case scenario break a regular window in order to leave the train as quickly as you can. Once you are free of the train, get as far away from the tracks as you can.
How to claim compensation through injury lawyers in Wallsend
If you are involved in a train crash which was the fault of the driver or the train company, then you may want to think about claiming compensation for any injuries suffered, using injury lawyers in Wallsend.
It is best to use injury lawyers in Wallsend for this type of claim as they will be able to use the law to prove your case and ensure that you get all of the compensation you are entitled to, rather than a standard amount set by the train company.
Accident Advice Helpline has over 16 years’ experience in the field of personal injury compensation claims, and will be able to give you the best possible service, as well as putting you in touch with the most experienced and professional injury lawyers around.
You can call the helpline 24 hours a day, 7 days a week on 0800 689 0500, or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile. A member of the team will get back to you and talk you through the claims process.
If you do decide to go ahead, your injury lawyers in Wallsend will work on a 100% no win no fee basis, so you have nothing to lose, and you shouldn’t have to go to court.
Date Published: 25th November 2013
Author: David Brown