Hull may well have been voted highly in a book about rubbish places to live and visit a few years ago, but thousands of people will tell you there are plenty of reasons to head to the Yorkshire town. A university town with a bustling night life, Hull has lots to offer in the daytime too, with plenty of shops to enjoy, and a great many places to eat. But what if you’re unlucky enough to suffer a road traffic accident in Hull? What are the appropriate steps to take?
The town’s a busy place, especially during a match day at Hull’s football ground, and during rush hour or even a busy weekend, you may come up against a bit of traffic and some reckless drivers. However, if an injury while out on the road causes your day out to be spoiled, it’s well worth looking into.
When can I make a slips, trips and falls claim?
So, you’ve ventured to Hull for the day and decided to try out one of its recommended restaurants, but the afternoon’s ended badly as you tripped and fell, injuring yourself in the process. Here’s when you may be able to make a public liability claim:
- You’ve slipped on a wet floor, which didn’t feature a wet floor sign.
- You’ve stumbled over on a raised patch of carpet.
- You’ve fallen as a result of a crack in the flooring, which wasn’t made apparent to you via a sign in the restaurant.
The above reasons are just some grounds for making a claim. In each case, you didn’t know that an accident could have been caused. If there had been a sign displaying a wet floor, for example, you may have trodden more carefully. Likewise, if you’d been alerted to a raised patch on the floor, you may have walked round it. In any of these cases, it’s important you are not too embarrassed to make a claim and speak to the necessary people. A company such as Accident Advice Helpline may be able to offer the advice you’re looking for and help you make the right claim.
Perhaps you’d like to look into making driver injury claims if you’ve been involved in an accident as a result of someone else’s careless road skills? Or maybe you’ve been injured in a road traffic accident because, say, a bus driver was not looking where they were going? Do not simply ignore injuries like this; instead, seek the right advice as fast as possible.
Date Published: March 12, 2014
Author: David Brown