Here’s what you should do if you find yourself to be one of the many people every year who suffer in pedestrian accidents in Epping Forest of some kind.
Precautions to take
If you go walking in the woods you should always be aware of basic precautions that you should take to minimise the risks of something going wrong. Wear appropriate footwear and look where you’re treading. Also, if the area is particularly large, and you’re not familiar with the route(s), be certain to bring a map, use a navigational app on your phone, and or learn the best routes around before hand.
What if I suffer pedestrian accidents in Epping Forest?
If you do suffer pedestrian accidents in Epping Forest then there are several things you should look at. The first and most important is whose fault it is. The chances may well be that it is simply one of those accidents that happen from time to time in which case, you won’t be able to make a claim but, what if it is someone else’s fault?
Let’s say a public footpath has fallen into disrepair and you’ve been hurt as a result. In that case it is possible that the organisation responsible for running the forest could be responsible. They have to make sure that the paths are in as good a condition as possible and if they’re not then they could be considered liable for any injuries that occur.
Assessing the claim
When any accident in Epping occurs the first thing a court will look at is whose fault it is. As the one bringing the claim you will have to prove your case to them and not the other way around. The court will look for evidence such as photographs of the scene taken at the time of the accident and anything else they can consider which will help them make a decision about the validity of the case.
Paying for your claim
Because this claim is against the local authority and in a rather wild area of the country it is not always easy to be certain of the outcome which is why it’s generally nice to have a back up plan.
When you work with Accident Advice Helpline, that back up plan comes in the shape of our promise to work on the principal of no win no fee. This means that if you do not win your case for any reason you will not have to pay a single penny. For us, it’s simply a fairer way of doing business and ensures you don’t have to worry too much about the implications of any claim.
To find out more about your rights after pedestrian accidents in Epping Forest, call us on 0800 689 0500, or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile.
Date Published: 19th May 2014
Author: David Brown