Injury lawyers in Whitby
Typically, your local authority will be responsible for the upkeep of your town’s pavements and roads. You pay your Council Tax, so you should be able to walk or drive on nice flat surfaces that pose no threat of being the cause of you suffering an injury as a result of an accident that was not your fault.
Unfortunately though, there are times when local councils can be a little lax when it comes to making sure the roads and walkways they are responsible for are free of imperfections that could cause a member of the public to have a mishap.
If you suffer the misfortune of being injured as the result of an accident that was not your fault because of a pothole in the road or a loose paving stone on a walkway, you may be able to use the services of our injury lawyers in Whitby to sue your local council, or whichever individual or organisation was responsible for the road or pavement you were injured on, for compensation.
Roads, pavements and injury lawyers Whitby solicitors
Picture the scene; you’ve just finished having a mosey around a few shops in your local town centre before deciding to take a stroll home instead of taking the bus. All is going well until you reach a stretch of pavement which has seen better days. You think nothing of the condition of the path beneath your feet until you trip on a paving stone that has risen up as a consequence of a tree root growing beneath it, smashing your teeth and breaking your elbow in the fall. Under these or similar circumstances, you may be able to use a 100% no win-no fee* solicitor to seek a pay-out from whomever was responsible for the upkeep of the pavement that caused your accident.
You may also be able to use the services of a good injury lawyer in Whitby to seek recompense if a pothole in the road caused you to be injured in a road accident that was not your fault. If your local authority was not responsible for the upkeep of the road, your lawyer would need to seek out its private owner.
Get some advice
If you’ve been injured as the result of an accident that occurred due to a badly maintained pavement or road, you should talk to Accident Advice Helpline to find out if the firm might be able to take your case on a 100% no win-no fee* basis. If it can, you’ll be able to launch proceedings without having to pay any upfront costs.
Date Published: 29th November 2013
Author: David Brown