Injury solicitors Fortrose will deal with local authorities on your behalf
Your local authority has a responsibility to make sure that all the public roads and pavements in the area it manages are safe and do not pose a risk to drivers or pedestrians of being injured in an accident that was not their fault. If your local authority fails in this duty and you become injured after being involved in an accident that was not your fault that was caused by a badly maintained road or pavement, you may be able to launch a personal injury claim against your local authority and get compensation for your suffering with the help of an injury solicitor in Fortrose.
Roads, pavements and injury solicitors Fortrose
Picture the scene; you’re on your way home from work and are just a few roads away from your street. There’s good visibility and you’re driving well within the speed limit. Suddenly, and without warning, you hit a large pothole that has developed in the road, as far as you can tell, overnight. You jolt forward, and despite the fact that you are wearing your seatbelt, as you are legally required to do, you knock out your two top-front teeth on your car’s steering wheel. Under these circumstances, you might be able to sue your local authority with an injury solicitor in Fortrose.
Imagine an alternative scenario; it’s late Saturday morning and you’ve decided that you will take lunch at a pub in your local village. As it’s a nice day, you decide that you’ll walk instead of using your car. All goes well for most of the journey, until you trip on an uneven paving stone just a few metres away from the pub you’re trying to reach. You fall awkwardly on your arm, sustaining a nasty fracture in the process. Again, your local authority might be liable to pay you a personal injury compensation payout under these circumstances.
It will help your case greatly if you can provide your injury solicitors in Fortrose with as much evidence relating to your accident as you can. You’ll need medical evidence to prove the injuries you suffered. It will also be useful if you have the contact details of anybody who saw what happened to you. Your solicitor might be able to call these people as witnesses.
Get the right advice
If you’ve been injured in an accident that was not your fault and you suspect you may have a case against your local authority, call Accident Advice Helpline on one of the numbers at the top of this page to find out if the firm might be able to provide you with a 100% no win-no fee injury solicitor in Fortrose.
Date Published: 21st December 2013
Author: David Brown