How to stay safe going out on your own – a personal injury lawyer in Ifield
Whether you are going out on your won in the day or at night, you should always make plans to keep yourself safe. You are more of a target, and more likely to get into trouble if you are out on your own because you don’t have anyone to back you up, but also because you are less likely to spot potential hazards if you are on your own, as there are too many things to be watching out for. Here are some tips on staying safe when you are out on your own at any time of the day or night.
Tell someone where you are
Whenever you are going out on your own, simply knowing that someone knows where you are and when you should be back can make you feel safer. Not only this, but if you do run into trouble, the earlier someone can raise the alert the better!
Plan your journey
Don’t only plan one route for your journey, but also back up routes which you can switch to easily if something goes wrong. Knowing exactly how to get from one place to another will stop you hanging around trying to find directions – which could make a you a target.
Stick to busy areas
Even if there is a much shorter route down a quiet alley or across a park, take the longer route in order to be safe. You are far more likely to be attacked if you are out of sight of the main road, and will also feel far more frightened when there are not other people around.
Be able to defend yourself
Even if you don’t have to, knowing how to defend yourself will make you feel more safe and confident. This could mean carrying mace or a hairspray with you, or learning a form of martial art.
When to hire a personal injury lawyer in Ifield
If you have been attacked when out on your own you may be entitled to make a compensation claim for any injuries you have sustained from your attacker. It is best to work with a personal injury lawyer in Ifield on these cases as it makes the situation easier, and also makes it more likely that your case will be successful.
Accident Advice Helpline has over 10 years’ experience with personal injury claims, and can provide you with an experienced and dedicated personal injury lawyer in Ifield to begin work on your claim. Your personal injury lawyer in Ifield will work on a 100% no win no fee* basis and will also work on your behalf so you shouldn’t have to go to court. Call the helpline on 0800 689 0500 to speak to the team, who will talk you through what has happened and a personal injury lawyer will help if they feel you have a good enough case for a successful claim.
Date Published: 17th February 2014
Author: David Brown