If you have slipped, tripped or fallen on a cobbled street within the last three years and it was not your fault, you may be able to make a cobbled street accident claim as a result.
What if you trip on a loose stone or a slippery surface and fall on a cobbled street? You could sprain an ankle or you could even sustain more serious, life-changing injuries. Whatever your specific injury may be, you can call Accident Advice Helpline to find out if you are eligible for injury compensation.
Who is responsible for cobbled streets?
Local authorities are responsible for the maintenance of highways and councils have a policy of maintenance and repair of footways, pavements and footpaths. Issues involving general wear and tear should be addressed before any pedestrians are injured as a result. A street that has not been adopted by the council is the responsibility of the owners of the street, and if the cobbled street is part of a tourist attraction then the owners of that attraction are responsible for the maintenance of it.
If you are confused about who is liable for the place in which you had your accident, then one of our expert lawyers will be able to research this for you.
Starting a cobbled street accident claim
When you contact Accident Advice Helpline, one of our friendly, professional advisors will take your details and determine if you are eligible to file for compensation. If they find that you are eligible to pursue compensation, they will then allocate your case to one of our expert lawyers who can give you detailed information about the evidence that you will need to provide for your cobbled street accident claim.
Examples of helpful evidence that would strengthen your cobbled street accident claim could include written records you made of the accident and photographs you took of the accident and injury. Contact details of any witnesses to your accident can be helpful as well, and your lawyer can collect their witness statements, if needed.
You may also be asked for proof of the impact that your accident had on your ability to work and any financial consequences it may have caused. For example, invoices and receipts for hospital visits and medication, as well as proof that you had to get longer-term help with driving to work and childcare.
How long will my claim take?
Every claim is unique and therefore there is no set timetable for the resolution of your cobbled street accident claim. You can rest assured, however, that our helpful advisors and specialist team of expert lawyers will work efficiently and effectively in order to make the process as easy and speedy as possible. All of our expert lawyers work on a 100% no win no fee* basis, which means there is no cost to you to start the claim.
Accident Advice Helpline was established in 2000 and has helped thousands of people claim personal injury compensation. To ask questions regarding your cobbled street accident claim, call our 24–hour helpline on 0800 689 0500 from your landline or 0333 500 0993 if you are calling from a mobile phone. Alternatively, you can take our unique, 30–second test available on our homepage to check your eligibility to claim.
Date Published: August 19, 2015
Author: Lee Tadd