Shropshire is an English county which shares a border with Wales. It can boast that it has two UNESCO World Heritage Sites within its borders; one is the Pontcysyllte Aqueduct and Canal which also includes the famous Horseshoe Falls at Llantysilio, and the other is the Ironbridge site in the Severn Valley with its connections to Thomas Telford. The area was one of the main centres for the Industrial Revolution with the iron bridge spanning the River Severn. Apart from historical sites there is a lot to do in Shropshire; it has some glorious countryside, where you can go fishing, horse riding or simply go for long walks and breathe in the fresh country air. However, you should exercise the same amount of caution as you do when you are at home, as you wouldn’t want to be a statistic of the casualties from road traffic accidents in Shropshire, would you?
Road traffic accidents in Shropshire
If you are injured in one of the road traffic accidents in Shropshire and you can prove that the accident in which you were injured was not your fault at all, then you may be entitled to make a personal injury compensation claim. You will also need to prove that the accident was the fault of another person, and you may need a personal injury solicitor to help you proceed with your claim. Why not call us at Accident Advice Helpline and allow us to put you in contact with one of our team of expert personal injury solicitors? They work all over the country and represent their clients on a ‘no win, no fee’ basis.
Horse riding accidents
Road traffic accidents in Shropshire (or elsewhere) may involve horses and their riders, cyclists, motorised vehicles, pedestrian, farm animals, and so on. There are an estimated three million people (perhaps more) who ride horses in the UK. Unfortunately not every driver understands how to drive when they encounter a horse. These are highly sensitive animals and can be spooked if, for example a car or motorbike revs up to overtake them. Motorists should also refrain from sounding their horns when close to a horse. The British Horse Society estimates that there are approximately 3,000 accidents on UK roads every year involving horses and their riders.
If a rider falls from a spooked horse, spinal cord damage or brain damage could easily be the result.
Accident Advice Helpline
If you have been injured in any type of accident that was no fault of yours, call us at Accident Advice Helpline for expert legal advice. You can call us at any time, day or night, any day of the year as our freephone lines are always open. Call 0800 689 0500 from a landline, or, if you prefer, call 0333 500 0993 from a mobile. Why not call now and find out how we may be able to help you?
Date Published: 15th September 2014