Eltham is in south-east London. It is a district in Greenwich and has a population of around 35,459 people as of the last census to be taken in 2011. It is only a few miles from Charing Cross and many people commute into the city to work each day, or to other local areas around Eltham. It is only on rare occasions that locals have a reason to look for a lawyer in Eltham. However, since it is in Greater London, it wouldn’t be too difficult to find someone if you needed some legal advice.
One reason why you might want to speak to someone like this is because you have had an accident, perhaps while out shopping. There are many situations in which you might have an accident, but only a few are ever caused by other parties. That’s what we are going to look at here, for some more information.
Slipping over in a store
If you regularly go shopping, there is a good chance nothing ever happens to you while you are out and about. Accidents while shopping are uncommon, but you never know if you might be unlucky and slip over while walking through a store, whether it is to browse or buy. Store and shop owners have a duty of care to make sure their customers can use their facilities safely and without the risk of injury. If you’ve been hurt, therefore, and you know it wasn’t your fault, you might find negligence was the reason why that injury occurred.
Slipping over is easily done, but sometimes you cannot tell when there are potential dangers nearby, or how slippery the floor is. For example, if it has been raining outside and you have walked into a shop, you would still expect the floor to be safe and not slippery. Yet if the shop owner hasn’t done enough to make it safe, you could suffer a nasty slip and fall. The same applies if there has been a spillage inside the store that hasn’t been marked or cleared up.
Can a lawyer in Eltham help you if you’ve suffered injuries while slipping over?
A lawyer in Eltham may be able to help if they specialise in personal injury cases. However, the easier it is for you to speak to someone, the better the outcome will be. And we have made it very easy for you to seek no-obligation advice if something similar has happened to you recently. Providing it happened within the past three years, you can ring Accident Advice Helpline now on 0800 689 0500. Mobile users can also call 0333 500 0993 to find out more.
Slipping over, or indeed having another accident that causes you injury, can be annoying, not to mention painful. If someone else was indeed to blame, why not find out whether a personal injury claim could result in a compensation award? When you’re one call away from our team, it makes sense to get in touch.
Date Published: 7th September 2017
Author: Rob Steen