Are you seeking damages for flooding in public areas? You may have let family and friends know, and they may not realise that despite this being partly down to natural occurrences, there are times when a third party is to blame and you are right in seeking damages for flooding.
While floods in public areas can cause accidents such as slips, trips and falls, they can also cause substantial damage to properties.
Seeking damages for flooding in public areas
If you are seeking damages for flooding due to overflowing drains or sewers in public areas, you must first and foremost know where you stand regarding where liability lies.
Typically, you are responsible for the drains inside the boundaries of your property, and you must keep these in a well-maintained order. This means that if a flood occurs due to issues with one of your drains, it is unlikely that you will be successful in seeking damages for flooding.
That being said, sewerage companies are responsible for public lateral drains, outside of your property, and all sewers. Therefore, if a flood occurs due to issues with a drain outside of the boundaries of your property, and this causes damage or injury, you may be well within your rights in seeking damages for flooding.
Accident Advice Helpline
Of course, seeking damages for flooding isn’t a straightforward process, which is why it is best to have a legal team on board to assist you with your claims journey.
At Accident Advice Helpline, we offer a free initial consultation for all victims of personal injury. During this initial consultation, we will uncover the basis of your case. This will help us determine both where liability may lie, and your eligibility to claim.
Should we decide to proceed with your case, you can recuperate and recover your home, safe in the knowledge that we operate on a 100 per cent no-win, no-fee* basis.
Getting in touch with us
For more information, and to receive your free initial consultation, speak with one of our friendly advisors today. Our freephone helplines are open 24 hours a day, seven days a week, for your convenience.
Call us at a time convenient to you on 0800 689 0500, or 0333 500 0993 from your mobile.
Date Published: August 1, 2016
Author: Accident Advice