Avoiding dangerous situations
It is almost impossible to completely avoid dangerous situations all of the time, but there are things you can do to make it less likely that you will find yourself in a dangerous situation, and get yourself out of the situation if you need to. Having basic common sense can go a long way towards keeping you safe, and here are some other tips.
How to look confident
One of the ways in which you can avoid becoming a target for an attacker is to look as confident as you can when you are out on your own. Actually feeling confident will naturally make you look more confident, so try simply heading out to places where you feel safe and can enjoy your surroundings. If you do have to go somewhere you don’t know as well, walk with your head held high, don’t dawdle or look lost, and have an open stance. Try to avoid listening to music or talking on the phone as this will make you look distracted.
What to do if someone approaches you
Don’t allow anyone you don’t know to get too close to you. You should always be polite if something tries to talk to you, as firstly they may have a legitimate reason for doing so and secondly being rude may anger a potentially dangerous person. If you do feel that someone is being threatening towards you, shout at them to move away from you as loudly as you can. This is a confident move that should send most opportunistic attackers on their way.
How to stick to safe areas
Even in a place you don’t know very well, there are ways you can keep yourself to the safer areas. Look for brightly lit and busy streets, or stick to main roads as much as you can. If you see an alley or quiet street which will cut your journey down, it is not really worth the risk to take it. If you feel nervous in a certain area, move as quickly as you can away from this area, and head for a place with lots of people, shops and houses.
How you can use solicitors in Llandysul to claim compensation
If you have been attacked and the person involved has been caught, you may be able to claim compensation from them for any injuries you have sustained as well as for emotional distress. The easiest way to do this is to use solicitors in Llandysul, who can work with you to get your claim processed so that you shouldn’t have to face your attacker in court. Accident Advice Helpline can provide experienced in-house solicitors in Llandysul to help you with your claim, and is available on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile phone. The solicitors in Llandysul you speak to will work on a 100% ‘no-win, no-fee’ basis as well, so you have nothing to lose.
Date Published: 11th April 2014
Author: David Brown