A countryside path accident claim could improve your financial situation if you have been affected by a serious injury during the last three years. Accident Advice Helpline, established in 2000, is a reputable personal injury law firm that specialises in getting the money that is rightfully owed to thousands of clients in situations similar to yours. If the accident you were involved in could have been prevented, then you may have grounds for a claim. Our free 24-hour helpline can confirm your eligibility, so call us today from a landline on 0800 689 0500.
Duty of care
It is important that all external pedestrian path surfaces in the countryside are fit for their purpose. If the path is located in an urban zone such as on the location of a castle or national park, then the owners have a duty of care to ensure that it is maintained properly. People with disabilities, impairment, and the elderly are at increased risk of trips, slips, and falls, so this must be taken into account as well. These countryside paths should offer sufficient lighting, have a gentle slope or gradient, and feature slip-resistant material. Paths in more wild and rugged terrain do not require the same maintenance or surfacing as they are unlikely to be used by the general public on a daily basis.
If you have recently fallen and broken a leg, or suffered a concussion, then you are within your rights to file a no win, no fee* claim if a third party was at fault. For example, the local council could be to blame if they failed to realise that a poorly-surfaced countryside path was dangerous and it resulted in your sustaining serious injuries. You could also file a claim if you slipped on algae or mud, which should have been cleared away by staff at the premises. If you have been inconvenienced by your injury then you can file a claim.
Advantages of filing a claim
A personal injury claim will award you with damages for the pain and suffering you have been through following the accident. It will also enable you to recover costs such as medical fees or the income you have lost due to taking time off work. If you have already paid for private care or counselling then we suggest that you keep financial documents and receipts so we can attempt to recover the money that you have spent. This evidence, plus a medical diagnosis and other information from the accident will enable our expert solicitors to maximise your compensation.
Contacting Accident Advice Helpline
A claim with Accident Advice Helpline is risk free. We will do all the work for you so that you can relax and concentrate on recovering from your injuries. There are no upfront fees for filing a claim, and doing so could benefit you in so many ways. It will ease the mental anguish and ensure that someone is held responsible for their mistakes. It will also reduce the chances of the accident happening again in the future. If you want to start the claims process, text ‘claim365’ to 88010 to receive a call back from one of our advisors.
Date Published: November 15, 2014
Author: David Brown