When we witness the first signs of winter, we start to look forward to those cosy family gatherings associated with Halloween, November 5th and Christmas. The one thing needed to put the icing on the cake is a good smattering of snow to make everything look festive and pristine. Whilst this picture postcard image looks beautiful from outside the window, there is an ugly side to such a scene. Those pretty flakes can settle to form hazardous conditions on the pavements and road.
No win no fee in Sparkford: For those moments when you tread on thin ice
Whilst that blanket of glistening snow may bring a smile to children’s faces, the moment we step outside, those freezing temperatures may not seem so beautiful as we grapple with poor visibility and slippery terrain. This is the season for property and business owners to be extra vigilant, keeping walkways swept clear and treated with salt and/or grit.
No win no fee in Sparkford: When the snow does not look so n…ice
In most cases, a slip or trip is likely to bruise nothing more than the ego but in some cases people do not get away with things so lightly. Some falls can have serious consequences resulting in a permanent disability, fractures, head trauma or neck injuries. Recovery time could run into months which means taking time off work, experiencing a severe drop in income and coping with limitations to everyday life. A matter which should be addressed by a no win no fee personal injury lawyer.
No win no fee in Sparkford: Helping you face the slippery slope ahead
Many people make the mistake of assuming that a slip or fall in bad weather is down to Mother Nature, they assume that no-one is accountable. However, a no win no fee solicitor will look into the finer aspects of a case to find out if someone was to blame. If it can be proven that a person acted negligently, it is perfectly acceptable to sue for compensation. A property or business owner is responsible for providing a safe environment. Having said that, it is the responsibility of citizens to ensure that they take preventative measures whilst venturing out in such conditions. Appropriate footwear should be worn. This means wearing boots or shoes which have a good tread. Hoods should fit snug to the head and not flop around as loose head wear could restrict vision. Although we naturally walk with our eyes focused straight ahead, we should pay attention to the ground beneath us during icy stretches.
No win no fee in Sparkford: Helping you keep a cool head
Regardless of how careful we are, some accidents are inevitable. If you have received an injury due to a slip or trip in bad weather, ring a company such as Accident Advice Helpline to find out if you are eligible to seek the service of a no win no fee solicitor. Call 24 hours a day, seven days a week. The freephone number is: 0800 689 0500 from a landline or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile, someone is waiting to hear from you right now!
Date Published: 5th March 2014
Author: David Brown