If you recently went to a car boot sale and suffered an injury, you may now be asking the following question: “Can I claim for a car boot sale accident?” To find out whether or not you can make a claim, contact us here at Accident Advice Helpline for assistance.
Going to a car boot sale
Car boot sales are a traditional way for people to hunt for bargains or relatively obscure items for sale. In contrast to big department stores or even smaller high street shops, you can find a great range of items no longer stocked elsewhere, usually at very affordable prices. Car boot sales do not require much organisation – you can hold a sale in your own driveway or go to someone else’s house to check what they are selling.
The last thing on your mind when you go to a car boot sale is that you might be injured. Although car boot sales tend to be low-risk events, you may have been injured by someone else. Perhaps the car boot sale was badly organised, had uneven ground or was held in a fundamentally unsafe place. You might have been exposed to live wiring, potholes, low-hanging branches or had items fall on you from nearby buildings or trees.
Other people attending the car boot sale may also have caused your accident. Perhaps the vendor did not warn you about the risks of handling a particular item, which broke when you were holding or fell on your foot or leg. You may have had an electric shock or suffered a stab wound from a sharp item.
Whatever the precise cause of your car boot sale accident, if you think that someone else was at fault then you could be able to claim financial compensation for your injuries.
What you can do to claim compensation
You can potentially claim compensation for your injuries if you suffered your accident in the last three years. Simply call Accident Advice Helpline today on 0800 689 0500 (or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile) and speak to one of our highly skilled call advisors, who will talk though the details of your car boot sale accident with you. We will need to determine who caused your accident and what proof there is of that person’s culpability.
You can help us to build a strong case for you by giving us as many details as you remember about your car boot sale accident. Start by noting down when and where it happened and who else was with you at the time. If you have witnesses to your accident, check if they would be willing to give testimony on your behalf. You may also have photographic or video evidence, which would greatly strengthen you potential claim.
How to contact us
You can contact us by calling our free 24-hour helpline on 0800 689 0500. If you are using a mobile, to reduce charges the number you need to call is 0333 500 0993. You can also try out the free 30-second online claim calculator on our website, which can tell you in less than a minute if you have a potential claim and what it could be worth.