When you hear of someone having a trip in a pavement accident you might think that they couldn’t possibly do any serious harm to themselves – after all, toddlers fall over all the time and usually sustain nothing more than a few bumps, bruises and maybe a graze to the knee.
In some cases this is true – nothing is seriously injured and the worst might be a dent to your pride. However, in other instances people can be quite seriously injured by what appears to be an innocuous accident if they sustain broken bones.
When should I contact an injury lawyer in West Linton?
Obviously not every single trip or fall on a pavement is going to result in a compensation claim. Sometimes accidents just happen and people do fall over; however, there are equally occasions when such an accident could have been prevented.
If you have been injured in an accident which you think was someone else’s fault then you might be entitled to make a claim through an injury lawyer.
- If your accident was caused as a result of a broken paving slab that should have been mended.
- If you sprained your ankle because of a large pothole in the ground that should have been filled in or cornered off.
- If you tripped over a piece of broken paving slab which should have been rectified.
One of the most important factors in establishing whether you have good grounds for making a personal injury claim for financial compensation is that the accident in question and therefore, the injuries, could have been prevented – in other words they were caused by someone else’s recklessness, negligence or failure to do their job properly.
Speak to the experts today
When it comes to making a compensation claim your first thought may be to seek the help of a local injury lawyer in West Linton. However, in many circumstances you are better off using the services of a national provider like Accident Advice Helpline. Their service offers many benefits that a local injury lawyer in West Linton cannot compete with.
With over 12 years’ experience in dealing with a variety of personal injury claims Accident Advice Helpline are the best people to speak to if you have had a pavement slip, trip or fall accident.
Our friendly advisors will take your initial details regarding your claim and put you in touch with one of our in house solicitors who will guide you through the legal process.
We always operate on a no win no fee basis which means that you will not be exposed to any financial risk and we only take on cases that we are confident you will win. For example, we would advise you not to contact an injury lawyer in West Linton if the defect in the paving slab, is less than one inch, as generally speaking Local Authorities would not regard this level of defect to be significant enough to warrant repair or cause enough injury should someone trip.
We believe in honesty and integrity at all times, which is why Esther Rantzen, the famous consumer champion is our patron and is happy to recommend our service to anyone.
If you have been injured in a pavement accident then you might want to make a compensation claim with an injury lawyer so why not give the team a call on 0800 689 0500 or from your mobile on 0333 500 0993.
Date Published: 14th October 2013
Author: David Brown