Proving fault in a slip and fall accident is actually more difficult than it may seem. If you have had the misfortune to experience an injury because of a slip or fall that wasn’t your fault your best option could be to contact Accident Advice Helpline for some free expert accident claims advice in East Dorset without any obligation to proceed.
Even if the ground was wet or uneven, you still need to prove that you could not have avoided the fall in the first place, to have any chance of processing accident claims in East Dorset. You also need evidence to prove that the person against whom you are making a claim was at fault for the accident in question.
In need of accident claims advice in East Dorset
If you feel that you have a strong enough case to make a claim, call Accident Advice Helpline on 0800 689 0500 from a landline or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile to speak to the team. Our advisors will be able to offer you free expert accident claims advice in East Dorset, explain the claims process and whether or not you have a good case for compensation. If you do then you will be passed over to an in house experienced and professional personal injury lawyer, who can work on your case on your behalf, meaning that you shouldn’t have to go to court, and should be able to get the compensation you deserve. Your personal injury lawyer will also work on a 100% no win no fee* basis on your claim.
Who is liable?
The owner or employee of a premises is liable if there is a dangerous surface which they know about and have not done everything in their power to reduce the possibility of accidents around this area. If the owner or an employee has caused a spill, or a surface to become damaged, they should mark this place to warn others and fix it as soon as possible. Another person may also be liable if there is a spill which they have not caused, but which they have also done nothing to get rid of.
Why are they liable?
If the owner of the premises is liable for your accident, you must still prove that it is reasonable for you to make a claim. For example:
- If a spill or damaged floor has been known about for a while, but nothing has been done about it;
- If the owner has not provided adequate checks and maintenance on a regular basis;
- If there is no warning to a problem about which the owner knew;
- If there was not a legitimate reason for an obstruction to be in the place that caused an accident; or
- If there was poor lighting, making the obstruction less visible.
Are you to blame?
You may still lose a case if it can be proved that your accident was caused by your own carelessness, such as if you could have avoided the damaged floor or cluttered area but chose to walk through it anyway.
Contact Accident Advice Helpline
To discuss your accident in more detail with one of our expert advisers dial 0800 689 0500 from your land line, or 0333 500 0993 from your mobile now.