If you have sustained an accident in Harrogate – perhaps you slipped, tripped or fell while strolling around the old quaint streets, whether you are a local or a tourist, you could have a claim for compensation if the accident was not your fault. For example you could have fallen because of a broken pavement, in which case the local authority is responsible. Local authorities have a responsibility to all members of the public and have to keep roads, pavements and so on, well maintained so that accidents do not occur. You may be thinking about getting your telephone directory and looking up accident solicitor or typing accident solicitor Harrogate into the search box in your browser.
Accident solicitor in Harrogate
You could be looking for an accident solicitor and may not have come up with one yet. Surprisingly perhaps some towns and cities do not have solicitors who are experienced in dealing with compensation claims for personal injuries. It is not much good having a divorce lawyer take on a personal injury case, for example. You wouldn’t expect your local garage to have an excellent range of clothes would you? You need horses for courses, and if you have had an accident you will want an accident solicitor in Harrogate, or wherever you live, who is an expert in winning compensation cases for clients.
Slips, trips and falls
The most common causes of accidents are slips trips or falls, as these can occur just about anywhere. You may fall at work, in a supermarket, in the street and so on, and it could well be that you sustain an injury through no fault of your own. For example, if you are in a supermarket and a box of eggs, or a carton of juice has broken, and the contents are all over the floor, you could fall and be injured. In this type of incident the accident is not your fault, but the fault of the supermarket owners and management as the spillage should have been cleaned up immediately.
Indeed, if you have an accident which was not your fault, whatever that accident, it must logically have been the fault of someone else. That means that you have a case for a compensation claim for your injury.
If you have suffered an accident in which you were injured within the last three years, and the accident was not your fault, then you have a case for claiming compensation. It is the job of your solicitor to ascertain who is to blame when he or she has all the facts relating to the accident.
You will need to have the names and addresses of witnesses to your accident and you will have to show that you sought medical treatment very soon after the accident occurred.
You may have heard of Accident Advice Helpline, whose patron is Esther Rantzen. Accident Advice Helpline is a legal firm with a team of solicitors who specialize in winning compensation claims for personal injuries. Why not go to the Accident Advice Helpline’s website and take the thirty second test which gives you an estimate of the amount of compensation you could claim for your injury? Then you can call us on our freephone number 0800 180 4123 at any time – the lines are open 24/7. You don’t have to spend any more time searching for accident solicitor in Harrogate, as we serve the whole of the UK and have the expertise to help you pursue a successful compensation claim.
Date Published: 29th May 2013