Accidents in Public Places
Although the vast majority of patients seen in accident and emergency departments have been injured during an incident within the home, a lot of accidents occur within public places. These public places could be shops, supermarkets, car parks, offices, civic centres, educational buildings, theme parks, playgrounds — really, the list is endless.
If you have been injured in an accident which occurred in a public place and think you might be entitled to compensation, then contact Accident Advice Helpline today to speak to our injury lawyer in Croyde.
Claiming Compensation with an Injury Lawyer in Croyde
If you instruct an injury lawyer in Croyde, you are dramatically increasing your chances of making a successful compensation claim against the person responsible for your accident.
An injury lawyer in Croyde will look at the facts of your case, gather all the necessary evidence and help you to establish who is liable for your accident, and therefore your injuries. This person will then be regarded as being responsible, and it is against this person that your injury lawyer in Croyde will make your claim for personal injury.
Types of Accident
There are many different types of accidents and injuries that you might be able to make a claim for. Some of the cases your injury lawyer in Croyde might have worked on in the past include slips, trips and falls.
A customer might slip on some ice on their way into a supermarket. As a result of this incident they fall to the ground and fracture their wrist as they put their hand out to break their fall. In this particular case the supermarket is responsible for the accident, because they failed to put down any grit in an attempt to make the ground less slippery, and they did not provide any adequate signage to warn of the potential for slippy surfaces.
In another case, a member of the public trips over a raised paving slab while walking down the local high street. An injury lawyer in Croyde would be able to ascertain if the paving slab in question represented a viable tripping hazard, and if so the local council would be regarded as being responsible for the accident, as they would have failed to maintain the pavement adequately and therefore protect the public from potential harm.
A member of a gym falls down the stairs after an aerobics class. On investigation, it turns out that the stairwell in question was not appropriately lit. Due to the poor visibility caused by the lack of lighting, the gym member was unable to see where the first step was and inadvertently missed the step, falling down the entire flight of stairs. Their injuries included concussion, bad bruising, a sprained ankle and a broken rib. An injury lawyer in Croyde would be able to argue that the accident was caused by the gym owners’ failure to ensure appropriate lighting.
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Date Published: 13th November 2013
Author: David Brown