For many, winter is a hugely romantic time of the year. The mornings glisten with frost, and the evenings are spent huddling to get warm.
However, the reality can be a little different. Dark mornings and darker evenings can mean that accidents are more likely; especially on public footpaths. Even the smallest of falls or slides can have devastating long term effects and if the accident wasn’t caused by the victim, it can leave a very sour taste in the mouth.
If you have suffered an injury which wasn’t your fault then you have the right to make a claim for compensation through Forest Heath accident claim solicitors.
Lighting, in whatever form, has been part of our streets for hundreds of years and electric street lamps are now a permanent fixture on the vast number of British streets.
They are often extremely well planned, spaced equally apart so as to provide adequate lighting for all pedestrians to see what they’re doing and where they’re walking. The majority of street lighting in Britain is erected, cared for and maintained by the local council.
Street lighting is something which we’ve all come to rely upon and when it isn’t present then the streets can feel eerie and dark. Without being able to see what we’re doing in the dark streets, accidents can be far more frequent.
However, as it is the responsibility of the local authority to manage and maintain this vital form of lighting, it has to be accepted that any accidents which happen as a result of inadequate lighting fall to the responsibility of the local authority and in this event, it is wise to contact accident claim solicitors.
As has already been stated, it is the responsibility of the local authority in most cases to own and maintain street lighting. As part of this, they are required to quickly and efficiently attend to all broken lighting and should they fail to do so, any accidents which occur as a result may also be found to be their fault.
Suggesting that an accident might occur because of a broken streetlight might appear, on the face of it, to be a little too far. However, consider that many footpaths also feature uneven pathways or hazards such as grids. It’s easy enough to fall into or over these in the daytime without adding the cover of night to them and if it can be proved, by accident claim solicitors that such an accident wouldn’t have occurred in adequate lighting then the fault will be with the group whose responsibility it was to maintain that lighting.
Looking for Forest Heath accident claim solicitors?
We do not have Forest Heath accident claim solicitors working directly for us but this doesn’t matter, we can still help you claim as we are a national injury law firm that covers all areas of the UK. So if you’re searching for Forest Heath accident claim solicitors or solicitors anywhere else make us your first point of call.
Get in touch on 0800 689 0500 if calling from a landline or on 0333 500 0993 if calling from a mobile.
Date Published: 30th September 2014
Author: David Brown