Visiting Blackpool, the UK’s favourite seaside town
Blackpool is a major tourist destination in the United Kingdom, with almost 10 million people choosing to visit and holiday there every year. In fact, Blackpool is frequently shown to be one of the most popular seaside towns in the whole United Kingdom. Much of Blackpool’s economy comes from frequent and regular tourism in the town, and with so many people choosing to holiday there, it’s easy to see why this is the case.
However, with all of the additional tourist attention, this often translates to there being more cars on the road in and around Blackpool – and which also means there may be more road and traffic accidents involving drivers, pedestrians and cyclists in the area.
Staying safe in Blackpool
If you are driving in Blackpool, make sure that you are checking your side and rear view mirrors regularly, especially on some of Blackpool’s busier streets. Be aware that in tourist towns like Blackpool, there are bound to be many cyclists on the road at any one time, and as such, stay vigilant for any cyclists merging into traffic, and give them appropriate space on the road.
If you are a cyclist in Blackpool, keep in mind that there are likely to be more cars on the road during the holiday season. Indicate turns clearly and well in advance of the turn, and ensure that you use the appropriate road safety equipment – lights, reflective material and a cycling helmet.
If you are a pedestrian in Blackpool, the best way to avoid accidents is to keep road safety in mind – don’t be more flippant or lax about road safety simply because you’re on holiday.
Serious injuries in Blackpool from car accidents
If the worst should happen, and you do find yourself injured in an accident in Blackpool, don’t worry – so long as your accident occurred within the last three years and was due to someone else being negligent or careless, you may be able to claim compensation through car accident claims, regardless of whether you were a driver, pedestrian or cyclist.
Accident Advice Helpline can help anyone to make a car accident claim in Blackpool after they were injured in an accident thanks to our in-house solicitors, who work tirelessly to make sure justice is done and people injured due to someone else’s negligence get the compensation they are legally entitled to.
We’ve even been recommended and endorsed by the founder of children’s charity Childline, Esther Rantzen, who believes anyone looking to make personal injury claims for serious injuries in Blackpool could benefit from using Accident Advice Helpline.
To talk to an advisor at Accident Advice Helpline today about making a new claim or what is involved in car accident claim in Blackpool, call 0800 689 0500 free from your landline, or 0333 500 0993 from your mobile phone today.
Date Published: 27th November 2014
Author: Emma Matthews