Shirehampton began as a village, and although it is now part of the City of Bristol, it still has a village atmosphere, of a semi-rural nature, as it is close to the Blaise Estate with its parklands. You may not be able to find a firm of injury claim solicitors in Shirehampton, but of course, there are plenty of injury solicitors in Bristol; so many, perhaps, that you would spend a long time tracking down an appropriate one to represent you. This is because there are so many different kinds of accidents, injuries and illnesses that each solicitor has one, or perhaps two, areas of expertise. If, for example, you have an accident while out shopping, you would need the services of an injury solicitor with expertise in the field of accidents in public places. You would not need one whose expertise lay in road traffic accidents, or accidents in the workplace.
Why seek injury claim solicitors in Shirehampton?
You may need the services of injury claim solicitors in Shirehampton if you have had an accident which you can prove, with their help, was not your fault. Alternatively, you may be looking for solicitors in Shirehampton, or elsewhere if you have been diagnosed with an illness or disease which you can prove you contracted because of another person’s negligence.
Accidents in public places
If you have an accident in the street or in any building to which the public has access, perhaps a shop, supermarket, bank, restaurant and so on, you may be able to make a personal injury compensation claim if you can prove that your accident was caused either by another person’s negligence, or an action, and you were in no way to blame for it.
For example, if you trip over a broken paving slab, you may be able to claim for your injuries from the local authority whose responsibility it is to maintain roads and pavements. You should inform the police and seek immediate medical treatment. The police should write a report, with the names and contact details of any witnesses. If you can, take photos of the scene of the accident as these can be used as supporting evidence in a personal injury compensation claim case.
If you have an accident in a shop, for example, inform a member of staff and ensure the details are logged in the accident book, with contact details of witnesses. Then seek medical attention.
Call Accident Advice Helpline
If you have any potential personal injury compensation claim to make, but are not certain about how to proceed, call us at Accident Advice Helpline on one of our freephone numbers at any time. Call 0800 689 0500 from a landline or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile. For expert legal advice, call us now.