Lambeth personal injury claims – accidents in public places
Did you know that if you have been injured as a result of an accident that occurred in a public place then you could be entitled to receive financial compensation?
If you have been injured whilst out and about, whether on the road, walking along on the pavement or in a public building then there is a good chance that the accident itself may not have been your fault. If this is the case, then Accident Advice Helpline can help you be one of the people who make successful Lambeth personal injury claims this year.
Who is liable for accidents in public places?
When it comes to making Lambeth personal injury claims one of the first things your Accident Advice Helpline solicitor will need to do is decide who is liable for the accident occurring in the first place. This can sometimes be a very easy matter to determine, or in some cases it can be slightly more complex.
Generally speaking though if an accident has occurred in a public place the person who is ultimately going to be responsible for the accident occurring is the person in charge of the public space. For example, if you were injured in a shop the owner of that shop will be in charge of ensuring that there are no risks posed to members of the public. If your injury was caused as a result of one of these risks being overlooked, then our Lambeth personal injury claims solicitor may be able to help you make a claim.
If, for example, you were injured because you tripped over your bag which you placed on the floor at your feet, and then forgot you put there, then you would not be entitled to claim compensation. The owner of the shop would not be responsible for your bag. However, if you tripped over a pile of boxes that had been left lying around by a member of staff, then your Lambeth personal injury claims solicitor would be able to make a claim on your behalf. This is because the owner of the shop should have ensured that all staff members were fully aware of the potential dangers such an action could cause for members of the public.
Could you make a claim?
To find out whether or not you could be entitled to make Lambeth personal injury claims why not take our 30 second test? We will be able to tell you almost immediately whether or not you qualify to make a claim, as well as providing you with information on how much your claim might actually be worth.
If you need any further advice or information then you can pick up the phone and speak to one of our advisors. They are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week and will be happy to answer any questions you may have.
Date Published: 1st September 2014
Author: David Brown