Ravenstonedale is a rural village in North West Leicestershire, in the National Forest. This forest is a beautiful blend of ancient woodland and new plantings, together with a visitors’ centre and activities related to woodland and forestry, such as falconry. Most of us enjoy a trip through lovely scenery and an opportunity to enjoy nature at its best, but unfortunately, there are hazards.
Hazards of country driving
When driving through wooded areas, watch out for stags, deer and other wild animals running out without warning. Although road signs may warn of the danger, and the driver may be alert to it, nothing can really prepare us for the sudden appearance of a wild animal, if there are no fences. Deer are especially problematic because they “freeze” in front of a vehicle and do not always run out of the way. These are heavy animals and an impact with one can cause substantial damage to the vehicle, and potential injury to the occupants if the impact is severe, not to mention death or distress to the animal.
What do I do if I have suffered a whiplash injury in Ravenstonedale?
If you think the accident was not your fault and you have suffered an injury because of someone else’s actions or negligence, you may have a case for compensation. Where wildlife caused the accident, it is possible the landowner will be held liable. Injured passengers may have a case against the driver of the car in which they were travelling. In “rear-enders”, when a vehicle fails to stop and drives into the back of another, the rule is that the following vehicle is generally liable.
Accident Advice Helpline
Whiplash injury can incapacitate the victim for a few weeks, preventing them from living a normal life or going to work. Besides rest and recuperation, they may need domestic support and have other expenses to meet, such as taxis or public transport, while they cannot drive. Are you in this situation? Use the analytic tools on this site to check whether you may have a valid claim. The 30-second test will tell you. Answer the three questions to see if you could qualify.
How much compensation will I get?
Did you pass the 30-second test? Now talk to one of our telephone advisers and find out the facts about your whiplash injury in Ravenstonedale. They will tell you what you need to know to decide if you want to proceed with your case and how much you could get if your solicitor wins your case. Most importantly, you have to be able to prove it. We are available by Freephone on 0800 689 0500 (from your land line) or if calling on a mobile, on 0333 500 0993. Your call won’t cost you anything and lines are open 24/7 so you can call at any time, or text “CLAIM365” to 88010 and we’ll call you back.
Date Published: 15th September 2014