A footbridge is an elevated passenger walkway that allows one to cross a river, canal, park, train tracks or any other gap that requires a bridge to cross it. Footbridges do not allow any vehicles on them as they are solely for pedestrian use. Footbridges can become old and worn and have been known to collapse when pedestrians walk across them – resulting in injuries and even death. You could also be injured by a loose nail, screw or an object falling on you. Therefore, if you or a loved one has been injured when using a footbridge, it is critical to immediately contact Accident Advice Helpline to speak with one of the highly trained advisers as you may be compensated for a personal injury following your footbridge accident claim.
The primary cause of a footbridge accident is the deterioration to standards that fall below regulation codes. In this instance, the component parts may become rusted, bricks may become loose, nails may be protruding and other fixtures could become a hazard to users. Another cause of accidents is where equipment or building materials have been left out immediately following new construction or renovation. This creates a potential hazard for a pedestrian to trip and fall.
Footbridge personal injury claim
In this instance, a personal injury accident claim is necessary to receive compensation for medical bills and other expenditures as a result of third party negligence. Following the accident, it is important to immediately contact Accident Advice Helpline to assist with any questions and set up an appointment with one of our many expert solicitors if you choose to pursue the claim further. At the appointment, the solicitor will help you complete the necessary paperwork for a personal injury claim and walk you through the entire process. It is their job to determine if you have a legitimate claim that has the potential to win. They are also able to assist you when dealing with insurance companies to ensure all considerations regarding the accident are presented.
Accident Advice Helpline
Since 2000, Accident Advice Helpline has helped the injured acquire legal advice. With a no win, no fee* policy and free 24-hour helpline, victims can determine if they have a case without spending any money on the initial assessment. If it is determined that you have a case, we will pass your details on to one of our expert personal injury solicitors, should you wish to proceed.
While footbridge accidents are more rare than some of the other personal injury claims, they do occur. If the accident is severe enough or is caused by unsafe conditions, the probability of winning a claim is high. Even for a small injury, it is always worthwhile to connect with Accident Advice Helpline to help you determine if you have a case and find out the amount of compensation you could receive.
Date Published: October 19, 2014
Author: David Brown