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    "If you've been injured through no fault of your own you could be entitled to compensation. If you're unsure if you could claim, I recommend you call Accident Advice Helpline."

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    Injury lawyers in Whitby

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    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.

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    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.

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    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

    Accident Advice Helpline (or AAH) is a trading style of Slater Gordon Solutions Legal Limited. Slater Gordon Solutions Legal Limited is a company registered in England and Wales with registration number 07931918, VAT 142 8192 16, registered office Dempster Building, Atlantic Way, Brunswick Business Park, Liverpool, L3 4UU and is an approved Alternative Business Structure authorised and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority with licence number 591058 and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority.

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    No-Win No-Fee: *Subject to insurance costs. Fee payable if case not pursued at client's request.