If you live in a house that fronts directly onto a pavement, you should be very careful indeed if you’re carrying out any decorating or maintenance work on it. If your actions were to cause a passer-by an injury in an accident that was not their fault, there will be a chance that you might face action from the injured party and an accident claims in Grangemouth solicitor. Even if you have some form of liability insurance in place, this could still cost you a pretty penny or two if you were forced to cough up an excess fee or if your cover premium were to increase as a result of your insurer having to make a pay-out.
Decorating a house that fronts onto a pavement and accident claims in Grangemouth
You might be doing something as seemingly innocuous as cleaning the windows at the front of your house, thinking that this everyday activity would surely not pose a risk of doing a passer-by an injury and the hurt party taking some form of accident claims in Grangemouth. You would be quite wrong. If you were doing your window cleaning on a cold day, what do you think might happen to any water that collected on the ground? That’s right; it would freeze and turn to ice, provided it was cold enough of course.
If a passer-by were then to walk past your abode and slip on the ice, hurting his back, suffering a whiplash injury or breaking a bone in the process, there will be a chance that the injured party might well be able to retain the services of a top-class 100% no win no fee* accident claims in Grangemouth solicitor with a view to suing you for a compensation pay-out.
A similar situation could occur if you were up a ladder at the front or your house, painting the frames of your wooden windows. If you were to drop something from a height and it were to land on somebody’s head, you could do them a very nasty injury indeed, and open up the way for them to take accident claims in Grangemouth action against you.
What would happen next?
All an injured party that you had hurt would need to do to get their case off the ground would be to touch base with a top 100% no win no fee* accident claims in Grangemouth solicitor such as Accident Advice Helpline in either of these two scenarios. It might be the case that the person making the claim would not even have to submit to a medical or even show his or her face in court. It really could be that simple.
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Date Published: 1st June 2014
Author: David Brown