How to deal with a physical threat – a personal injury lawyer in Hyde Park Corner
There are many situations in which you may have to deal with a physical threat and get yourself out of the situation without getting harmed. Sometimes fights start on nights out and you can be drawn into these, whilst in other situations you may be approached by someone who intends to do you harm as part of a mugging or random attack. The key to staying as safe as you possibly can in this type of situation is to know what you are going to do next and follow your plan to the letter. This will help you to stay calm and react well, to avoid being injured by anyone who plans to injure you.
- Think fast. Breathe deeply and focus your mind in order to make a plan that will aid your escape from your attacker. Panicking will only slow your mind down, and contribute to you getting injured.
- Never throw the first punch. Even if someone is threatening to attack you, this may be all words and not an action they are actually willing to take. By throwing the first punch you may begin a physical fight that you did not want, and it also makes it more difficult for you to claim innocence in the situation.
- Don’t be afraid. Or, at least, don’t look afraid. If you look scared then your attacker has you where they want you. If they cannot see your fear the this should throw them off a little to begin with, which may help you to escape.
- Do what the attacker wants, within reason. If you are being mugged, it is far better to give up your possessions and run than to get into a physical altercation. If you do give up your possessions though, throw them away from you to give you a chance to escape whilst your attacker is collecting them.
When to find a personal injury lawyer in Hyde Park Corner
If you are injured in an attack which was unprovoked and was not your fault, you may be entitled to make a claim for compensation through a personal injury lawyer in Hyde Park Corner. Accident Advice Helpline has over 10 years’ experience with personal injury compensation claims, and works with experienced and dedicated injury lawyers to get you the compensation you deserve.
You can call the helpline on 0800 689 0500 to speak to the team about the incident. They will help you to decide whether or not you have a good case for compensation and, if you do, a personal injury lawyer in Hyde Park Corner can start work on your claim. Your personal injury lawyer in Hyde Park Corner will work on a 100% no win no fee basis to process your claim, and will also work on your behalf so you shouldn’t have to go to court.
Date Published: 17th February 2014
Author: David Brown