Is our own stupidity putting us at risk of personal injury? There are many obstacles out there just waiting to injure us but if we were a bit more vigilant we could just prevent accidents that lead to lengthy personal injury claims.
Recently a scientist warned that millions of us put our lives at risk on a daily basis by text walking. Dr Joanna Lumsden from Aston University claims that 10% of all mobile phone users have already sustained an injury because they failed to notice an obstacle in their path whilst they were texting friends. A&E departments back up the claim saying they are noticing an increase in text walking injuries.
But what happens if you receive a serious injury and want to make a claim for personal injury compensation? If you walk into a bollard whilst texting it may be quite difficult for you to prove that somebody else was negligent.
However, if you retain the services of a personal injury solicitor, they will be able to explain the rule of Contributory Negligence. Basically, this term means that the claimant has to take a share of the responsibility for the accident and the compensation awarded is reduced.
An accident solicitor is perfectly placed to advise you on whether it is worth making a compensation claim. If the solicitor believes you have a strong case, he may even represent you on a no win no fee basis.
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