What to do in an emergency
Obviously emergencies vary greatly in severity and circumstance, but there are a certain number of things that you should always be doing in an emergency situation to keep yourself and those around you safe, and ensure that everyone gets out of the situation easily. When you feel that you are in an emergency situation, follow these tips in order to stay safe.
- Stay calm. The first thing to do in any emergency situation is take steps to calm yourself down and stop your adrenalin pumping until you are safe. If you go into shock then you will not be able to help yourself or anyone else, so take a few deep breaths and tell yourself to remain calm, thinking through all of your options.
- Keep people away. Whatever the emergency is, if there are too many people close by they risk being injured themselves, or making it difficult for the emergency services to get through. Even if you are not able to help anyone in any other way, you can be a huge help if you are working to keep people as far away from the emergency site as possible.
- Administer first aid. Anyone who is injured will need help whilst the emergency services are coming, so look for those who seem to be the most badly injured, or who are going into shock. Even if you only have the most basic first aid skills you may save someone’s life by simply being there.
- Attract attention to injured people. Once the emergency services arrive, try to attract their attention to those most in need of their help. At an accident site, the emergency services can feel just as overwhelmed as anyone else, so a little direction can help.
If you have a road accident in Warrington
After a road accident in Warrington it is natural to want to get some kind of vindication from whoever it was that caused the accident. If you feel that your road accident in Warrington was the fault of another driver then you should find a good injury lawyer who will be able to handle the case on your behalf and prove that the other party was negligent.
Call Accident Advice Helpline on 0800 689 0500, or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile, to speak to the friendly, helpful team about your road accident in Warrington. The team will talk you through the claims process, and help you to decide whether or not you have a good enough case to make a successful compensation claim.
If you decide to go ahead after this initial phone call, you will be passed over to an experienced in house injury lawyer, who will work with you on a 100% no win no fee basis to get you the compensation you deserve, and work entirely on your behalf, so you shouldn’t even have to go to court.
Date Published: 18th March 2014
Author: David Brown