If you fear that you are about to be attacked, the most important thing you can do in this instance is to prevent it or get away from it, whatever you can do to prevent yourself being injured. This may seem simple enough, but different situations have different variables, which means that the way you prevent one attack may be completely different from how you would prevent another.
You should know a series of things that you could do to protect yourself and get away without being injured, so that you can employ any one of these if a potentially violent situation presents itself.
- Run away. There is absolutely no shame in getting yourself and anyone you are with away from a potential attacker as quickly as you can. Even if other people are still at the scene, you should be aware of yourself and your loved ones before anything else, and make sure that you all get away safely.
- Try to calm the situation. If there is no way for you to get away and the situation is becoming heated, try using calm tones and speaking quietly to get the people involved to calm down. Try not to step in physically, or you risk putting yourself in harms way at the worst possible time.
- Call the police. You are not wasting police time if you call them before an attack has happened, but when you think that one is imminent. Not only does this give the police more time to get to your location before anything happens, it may also help to calm the situation, with the attacker backing off before the police get there.
- Make noise. If you can draw a lot of people’s attention over to where you are, this may deter an attacker, who won’t want to be recognised by lots of people if they do harm anyone.
Making Redditch car accident claims
If you have been attacked and injured, you may be able to make Redditch car accident claims against the person that caused your injuries. Making Redditch car accident claims will help you to pay for any medical expenses or other expenses that crop up after your injury, if you are unable to work for a time, or if you need to repair or replace personal possessions.
The best way to make a Redditch car accident claims is to call Accident Advice Helpline on 0800 689 0500 to find out more about making a claim and decide whether or not you have a good enough case for a successful no win no fee* accident claim. If you do, you will be able to move forward with your claim right away, thanks to experienced lawyers willing to work on your behalf.