With its relaxed pace, laid back atmosphere and stunning scenery, North Devon has become a popular relocation spot for retirees from around the UK.
With 23% of the population over 65 at the last census, North Devon’s popularity amongst retirees seems to only be increasing. The hope for us all is that retirement will be a peaceful and relaxing experience, and North Devon is certainly the perfect place to enjoy such serenity.
As with anywhere that sees a lot of people relocating from around the country, transport links in the area are very important. Buses, coaches and trains are essential for visiting family and friends and for them travelling to you. Public transport should be a safe option, and for the most part it is. But when things go wrong, and you are involved in a public transport accident in North Devon that leaves you with a broken bone, recovery can be a long and arduous experience.
Breaking a bone in your foot is painful and unpleasant
There are 26 bones in the human foot, and any one or more of them can be broken in a public transport accident in North Devon.
A broken foot is a very debilitating injury at any age, but for those past retirement age, recovery and rehabilitation can be a long, painful process. When you suffer damage caused in an accident that is not your fault, the psychological effects can be as damaging to you as the physical pain that is causes.
Restricted movement can be a depressing problem to live with. Your usual walk into town or to the local shop that has been routine for so long, can become impossible. When you are of retirement age, your independence is the most important thing you have. When that is taken away from you due to a broken foot caused by someone else’s carelessness, it can be a very difficult thing to deal with.
Depression and anxiety caused by these issues can be long lasting and have a huge impact on your day to day life. Accident Advice Helpline believe that it is unfair for another person’s mistake to leave you in such a horrible position.
Compensation after a public transport accident in North Devon
Accident Advice Helpline is here to help you after your accident. We believe that you are entitled to be compensated by those responsible for your injury.
It is not fair that you have to take the physical, emotional and financial strain of a broken bone caused by a public transport accident in North Devon. If you are injured on public transport in an accident that is not your fault, you can claim compensation.
Call us today
Get in touch with Accident Advice Helpline by calling us from your mobile on 0333 500 0993 or free from your landline on 0800 689 0500 now, to find out if you can make a no win no fee claim.
Date Published: 13th July 2015
Author: David Brown