How to prevent a violent attack and make a serious injury claim against an attacker
Wherever you live or whatever the crime rate is like in your area, it is never in any way likely that you will be the victim of a violent attack, as long as you know how to handle yourself and to avoid being in the way of an attack.
This is something that is important to remember, so that you don’t feel frightened every day. However, it is important that you know how to look out for a violent attack, in order that you can be able to avoid one if you think that the chances are high of one happening in the situation that you are currently in.
- Be aware of your surroundings. A violent attack is more likely if you find yourself in a situation where someone is angry or violent but you don’t realise is just yet. It is important that you are aware of what is happening around you at all times, so that you can avoid being a sitting duck in a situation where someone is likely to attack.
- Move away from the situation. If someone is angry or appears to be violent in some way, you need to move yourself away from the situation as quickly as possible, even if you think that you might be able to help. You should avoid being injured as a priority.
- Shout. If there is nothing you can do to move away from the attack, then you should be able to surprise the attacker and make them back away by shouting loudly all of a sudden. This will throw the person off for long enough that you can try to escape.
- Run. Instead of trying to fight off an attacker, even if you think that you could win, you are far better off simply trying to get away as quickly as possible. Once you are far enough away that you don’t think they can catch you right away, call the police.
Make a successful serious injury claim in Tewkesbury
You should report any violent attack to the police right away, so that they can find the person who was to blame, and press legal action on them. Any violent person should be punished for their crime, so that the same thing doesn’t happen to anyone else.
If you have caught the person that attacked you, you may also be able to make a serious injury claim in Tewkesbury against your attacker, to compensate you for the injuries that you have sustained.
To make a successful serious injury claim in Tewkesbury you should call Accident Advice Helpline on 0800 689 0500, or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile to find out more about making a serious injury claim in Tewkesbury and make a start on your claim as soon as possible.
Date Published: 19th October 2014
Author: David Brown