Pedestrian safety tips – specialist injury lawyer in Mapledurham
As a pedestrian, you need to be just as aware as a driver does when you are on the road. Crossing roads and simply being near vehicles can be dangerous, if you are distracted or not following the rules of the road. As a pedestrian you are far more likely to be badly injured if you are hit by a car than if you were in another vehicle and so you must always know what you are doing when you are on the road.
If You Have An Accident
- Protect your head. If you are hit by a car then the first thing you should be thinking about is protecting your head. You may sustain broken bones and other injuries, but your injuries are less likely to be life-threatening if you have protected your head from any impact.
- Try to hit the glass. Hitting the safety glass will cushion the impact for you more than if you hit the metal of the car’s framework.
- Get onto the hood. It is better to be on top of the hood of the car than to be hit straight on and pulled under the wheels. If you see the impact coming, jump a little just before the car hits you and you will go onto the bonnet.
When to call a specialist injury lawyer in Mapledurham
If you have been hit by a car and you were paying attention and not doing anything to put yourself at risk, then you may be able to claim compensation against the driver. To do this, it is best to have an injury lawyer, who can handle your case for you and make sure that you get the compensation you deserve. To find a good injury lawyer you can call Accident Advice Helpline on 0800 689 0500, or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile, to speak to the friendly, helpful team about your accident. If you decide to proceed with a claim through the team you will be passed onto an injury lawyer who will work with you on a 100% no win no fee basis to process your claim.
Date Published: 14th October 2013
Author: David Brown