How to defend yourself if you are attacked – personal injury lawyer in Middlesbrough
If you are attacked or mugged then you may need to be able to defend yourself, to prevent yourself being badly injured or even killed in an attack. Although you should know how to defend yourself, you should never strike first at a potential attacker, as you may provoke a situation that was otherwise not going to occur. Here are some tips on what to do if you are physically attacked, to get yourself out of the situation quickly and safely.
- Avoid the fight. You should never get into a fight if you don’t need to, and should do what you can to talk yourself out of the situation or get away. The best thing you can do is to run, to get out of the situation as fast as you can and not put yourself in danger of injury. So if you spot a chance to get away altogether then take it.
- Be alert and prepared. Have a vague idea of what you are going to do and how to do it. Remember that you are defending yourself, not starting an attack, so your body should be as closed as possible to stop the attacker or attackers having access to your head or other vulnerable parts of your body.
- Respond in kind to an attack. Always try to deliver any blows as proportionate to the blows that are thrown at you. After an attack, when the police are involved, you can be charged with assault if you have struck your attacker harder or more than they did to you.
- Disarm your attacker and run. Your plan throughout this fight should be to disarm your attacker, to get them to the ground or off balance so that you can run away. Once you have the upper hand, use this to run with, rather than to strike out at your attacker.
Finding a personal injury lawyer in Middlesbrough
If you are attacked and your attack wasn’t provoked, then you may be able to claim compensation against your attacker. The best way to file this type of claim is to go through a personal injury lawyer in Middlesbrough, who will know the law better than you and will be able to work with you to put together a claim which is more likely to be successful.
Call Accident Advice Helpline on 0800 689 0500 to speak to the team about what has happened and they will help you to decide whether you want to go ahead with your claim or not. If you do then you will be passed over to an in house personal injury lawyer in Middlesbrough, who will work on a 100% no win no fee* basis to get you the compensation you deserve.
Your personal injury lawyer in Middlesbrough will also work on your behalf, so you shouldn’t have to go to court, and will be able to avoid some of the stress that can arise from a compensation claim.