People visit accident and emergency departments after suffering accidents in numerous different places. Surprisingly, many accidents occur at home, but they also occur in public places, and these are the accidents that often lead to compensation claims.
These public places could be shops, supermarkets, car parks, offices, schools, playgrounds — in fact, anywhere that is open to the public and should be kept in a safe condition. Even your local pavement should be safe for you to walk on; an uneven paving stone or raised manhole cover can be a cause for a claim if you fall and injure yourself.
If you have been injured in an accident which occurred in a public place and think you might be entitled to compensation, then you need to contact an injury lawyer in Goswick.
If you instruct an injury lawyer in Goswick to act on your behalf, you are increasing your chances of making a successful compensation claim against the person responsible for your accident.
Your injury lawyer in Goswick will look at the facts of your case, gather all the necessary evidence and help 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 Goswick will make a claim for personal injury.
Types of accident
There are many different accident types that may result in a compensation claim.
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 slippy, and they did not provide any adequate signage to warn of the potential for slippery surfaces.
If a member of the public tripped over a raised paving slab while walking down their local high street, an injury lawyer in Goswick could ascertain if the paving slab represented a 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.
These are just some of the accident scenarios that an injury lawyer in Goswick would deal with on a daily basis. If you want advice on making a claim, or need to find an injury lawyer in Goswick, then call Accident Advice Helpline on 0800 689 0500 from a landline, or on 0333 500 0993 from a mobile, today to get no-obligation advice.
Accident Advice Helpline have the support of Esther Rantzen and are committed to providing consumer care. We work alongside over 200 legal partners, all of whom have agreed to work on a no win no fee basis. Call today and discover what you may be entitled to.
Date Published: 15th November 2013
Author: David Brown