If you’ve suffered an injury as the result of an accident that occurred in part due to poor weather conditions, your misfortune might not just have been what is referred to in the insurance industry as an act of God. Sure, ice and snow all over the place will make it more likely that you’ll suffer an accident, but if a business or individual fails in its duty of care towards you by not taking steps to ensure that you don’t get injured as a result of a weather-related injury, then you might have a personal injury case on your hands.
Weather-related accidents and injury solicitors in Dymchurch
Say that you needed to pop out to your local supermarket to buy some groceries in the middle of a cold snap that resulted in an unusually high amount of snow settling on the ground close to where you live. You take things easy on the way to your favourite local supermarket, conscious of the fact that the ground beneath you is incredibly icy. Once inside your supermarket of choice you relax a little, only to slip on a large amount of icy slush that has formed close to the store’s entrance.
In circumstances such as these, you might be able to use an injury solicitors in Dymchurch to take action as the supermarket concerned should have taken steps to ensure that it was safe for you to walk on its floors. This might have involved laying some salt, or cordoning off the worst areas. By not doing so, a supermarket would be failing in its duty of care towards you, and could therefore be liable to pay you monetary compensation.
In fact, you may be able to take action against any individual or organisation that owns a property you get injured on in bad weather under the terms of the Occupiers Liability Act. Regardless of whether you’ve taken a tumble at a train station due to snow, slipped on ice at a football stadium or fallen backside over chest on a wet floor of a restaurant, you should look into the possibility of launching a personal injury claim with the help of a 100% no win-no fee injury solicitors in Dymchurch.
The next steps
If you have been injured as the result of an accident that was not your fault that was brought about because of bad weather, you should call the Accident Advice Helpline today on one of the numbers in the top right hand corner of this web page to find out if we can offer you the services of one of our first-class injury solicitors in Dymchurch to make your personal injury compensation claim.
Date Published: 13th December 2013
Author: David Brown