It shouldn’t be the case that you need to be permanently aware of what is happening around you in order to stay safe, but sadly we live in a dangerous society where there are people looking to fight or assault others on the street. Sometimes this happens because the attacker is looking to steal possessions from the other person, and sometimes an attack is just random. In order to avoid being assaulted, you need to avoid making yourself look like a target, and have some street-smart skills.
- Be aware of your surroundings. This means avoiding distractions such as your mobile phone or mp3 player, and looking around you at all times to check who is around you and what is happening. This will help you to spot any potential hazards or dangerous-looking people before you are faced with a threat.
- Keep your possessions hidden. An assault for no reason is rare, but muggings happen all the time and are usually because a thief spots an opportunity. To avoid giving a thief an opportunity you should be trying to keep your possessions hidden away, or at least secure so that they are difficult to get hold of.
- Avoid looking like a tourist. Tourists get attacked more often because they are clearly less familiar with what is around them and carry a lot of money and possessions with them. Even if you are a tourist in a certain area, try to dress to match what people around you are wearing and avoid using maps or looking lost.
- Don’t walk around drunk. Being drunk is a surefire way to attract the attention of a mugger or assailant. Drunk people are less aware of what is around them, and are less likely to fight back and so are an easy target.
Looking for a personal injury lawyer in Oldbury Warley?
If you have been injured in an assault, then you are within your rights to make a compensation claim against your attacker using a personal injury lawyer. It is always best to use a personal injury lawyer to make a compensation claim as they know the law better than you, and will be able to put together a case which is far more likely to be successful.
Although Accident Advice Helpline do not have access to a personal injury lawyer in Oldbury Warley they can still represent you and your claim. This is because they are a national firm that works across the whole of the UK. So if you need a personal injury lawyer in Oldbury Warley look no further than this expert service.
Call Accident Advice Helpline on 0800 689 0500, or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile to speak to the team about what has happened. They will walk you through the process and help you to decide whether or not you want to go ahead with a claim. If you do, you will be passed over to an in-house personal injury lawyer who will work on a 100% ‘no win, no fee’ basis to get you the compensation you deserve, and will also work entirely on your behalf so you shouldn’t have to go to court.
Date Published: 27th February 2014
Author: David Brown