Accidents in public places
Every year, thousands of people are injured as a result of accidents that have taken place in public places. In the vast majority of incidents these accidents were not the fault of the injured party and could easily have been prevented. If you have had an accident, and think that it was not your fault, then please contact Accident Advice Helpline today to find out if one of our Cornwall accident claim solicitors could help you make a claim for compensation.
Types of accidents
There are a wide number of ways that you could be injured in a public place. So long as the accident was not your fault, and you feel that reasonable steps could have and indeed should have been taken to prevent the accident from occurring, then our Cornwall accident claim solicitors will be able to initiate a claim on your behalf.
For example, if you have tripped over an item that has been left on the ground in a public place such as a shop then it may be possible for you to make a claim against the owner. If the item belonged to you, for example, it was your handbag, then this is unlikely to be the case. However, if the item was a piece of merchandise or cleaning equipment which had been left lying around by a member of staff then our Cornwall accident claim solicitors will be able to argue that there had been a breach in their duty of care with regards to your safety.
In relation to shop-based accidents, our Cornwall accident claim solicitors have also helped people who have had items fall on them. This has occurred frequently within supermarket settings where stock is piled on high shelves, and often left precariously balanced. The slightest knock can cause these, sometimes heavy items, to fall on unsuspecting shoppers below.
Contacting our Cornwall accident claim solicitors
If you think you might be able to make a claim for compensation with one of our Cornwall accident claim solicitors then the first thing you ought to do is find out for certain. You can do this by taking Accident Advice Helpline’s 30 second test, or alternatively giving us a call on our free phone helpline. Our advisers are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week and will be able to provide you with free, no obligation advice on the best way to proceed with your claim.
Once you know that you can make a claim, and that you would like to do so, then our advisers will put you in touch with one of our Cornwall accident claim solicitors who will handle your case directly. They will be on hand to answer any questions you may have about your claim as it progresses, and they will keep you informed of progress as it is made. Call Accident Advice Helpline free on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile phone.
Date Published: 4th October 2014
Author: David Brown