Be safe in a bad area – a personal injury lawyer in Hythe
From time to time it is likely that you will have to be on your own in a bad area, and this can be terrifying for many people. It is also more likely that you will get yourself into a bad situation if you are not prepared for the area that you are going into, so having some plans worked out for if anything goes wrong, and ensuring that you are streetwise and ready for your trip is key. Here are some tips for staying safe, and feeling safe, when you have to go out in a dangerous location.
- Plan your trip thoroughly. Whether you know the area or not, you should be planning your route in advance so that you know exactly where you need to go and how to get around. Think about the time of day that you are travelling and what to do if one of your connections is late or doesn’t show up, and have an alternate route planned out.
- Take a friend. If you are able to, take a friend along with you for the trip. This will help you to feel safer, and also make you much less of a target than if you were on your own.
- Blend in. Wear clothes which do not make you stand out from the crowd, and keep yourself to yourself. Acting or dressing in a way which attracts attention will also attract more negative attention than someone who blends in with the crowd.
- Walk with purpose. The easiest way to look like a victim is to be wandering around with no obvious purpose. Even if you find that you are lost, walk with purpose until you find someone who can help you.
If you find that you need a personal injury lawyer in Hythe
If you have been injured in an attack in a bad area and your attacker has been caught, you may be able to make a compensation claim against them for any injuries you sustained as part of the attack. You can call Accident Advice Helpline on 0800 689 0500, or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile to speak to the team about your attack, and find out whether you have a good enough case to make a successful compensation claim.
You are under no obligation to proceed after your initial phone call, but if you do then you will work with a personal injury lawyer in Hythe who can handle your claim on your behalf so that you won’t have to go to court or deal with the stress of a court case. Your personal injury lawyer in Hythe will also work on a 100% no win no fee basis, and you can get advice and support from the helpline as the case progresses. Finally, your personal injury lawyer in Hythe will keep you updated as to the status of your claim.
Date Published: 17th February 2014
Author: David Brown