Are you making West Yorkshire personal injury claims after being hurt whilst out walking?
Although walking may seem like a fairly straightforward and safe mode of transport, every year numerous people are hurt whilst out walking or hiking. In fact, it is possible that you could get hurt in a variety of ways whilst walking. Although you may accidentally cause your own injuries whilst you’re out walking, it’s also possible that your injuries could be caused by someone or something else.
If, for example, you’re out walking in a busy area or on a pavement alongside a busy road, you could be hit by a passing vehicle, or even a cyclist. If a driver doesn’t see you, or swerves to avoid another vehicle, they could accidentally strike you which could obviously cause you to suffer serious injuries. If this type of incident was to occur, it’s likely that you would be able to make West Yorkshire personal injury claims and obtain compensation for the driver responsible. If you were on the pavement at the time of the incident and weren’t responsible for the collision, it’s highly likely that you would be awarded compensation after making your West Yorkshire personal injury claims.
Whilst walking in city centres or built up areas can have its dangers, walking in the countryside doesn’t necessarily guarantee that you won’t get hurt either. Although the dangers may differ, they are still present.
Even when walking on public land, you’ll need to take care in order to avoid a injury. If the land isn’t cared for or maintained, it’s possible that trees or shrubs could be overgrown and you could suffer an injury as a result. If, for example, the land owners or managers, don’t carry out maintenance work, loose branches could simply be an accident waiting to happen. If you were struck by one without walking, you could suffer a serious injury. What’s more – if you were walking in a quite area, you may be unable to alert anyone and you may struggle to access medical help.
If you were walking in a public area and you were hurt, this doesn’t necessarily mean that you won’t be able to make West Yorkshire personal injury claims and obtain compensation. Although the land may not have a private owner, the managers of the land are still responsible for its maintenance so you could technically make your West Yorkshire personal injury claims against them.
If you have been hurt whilst out walking in the last three years and the incident wasn’t your fault, there’s a good chance that we will be able to assist you in making West Yorkshire personal injury claims. If you’d like to learn more about how we can help you with your West Yorkshire personal injury claims, why not contact Accident Advice Helpline today? We’re available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week so you can call at any time on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 if you’re calling from a mobile to access further information.
Date Published: 22nd September 2014