Legal specialist in Newbiggin by the Sea


It’s always lovely to take a walk by the sea, but what if you’re injured because structures haven’t been properly maintained? This article will answer basic questions such as who is responsible, when you can make a claim and how you can find an appropriate legal specialist in Newbiggin by the Sea who can take your case forward.

When you’ve been hurt

If you’re in a public space, the organisation responsible for running that area will be responsible for providing a safe environment for people to enjoy. In the case of most public spaces this will probably be the local council. They will have to make sure everything meets proper safety standards and if they fall down on this then they may be liable to pay compensation for any injuries caused.

To help them do this, they will probably take out public liability insurance to cover any damage or injuries sustained by people. It would be this that you’d claim against.

Proving your case

The biggest problem with cases such as these is proving the environment was dangerous at the time of the accident. Let’s say you’re hurt because a stretch of pathway hadn’t been properly maintained. It is one thing to say that, but by the time the case comes to court, the chances are the Council will have repaired it. You need a photograph of the scene at the time of the accident to illustrate where the dangers lay. If possible, witness statements from the time will also be very useful in helping to prove your case.

Settling out of court

Now, you may be worrying about having to go to court, but the good news here is that the chances are you probably won’t have to. That’s because the majority of cases are settled out of court. The insurance company will not want to have to incur the extra expense of a court case, especially if they think they are not going to win. In addition they may wish to avoid the unpleasant PR that a lengthy court battle might bring which is why they may decide to settle out of court.

Now this can be tricky and you’ll need to know whether this offer is realistic which is one of the reasons why, at Accident Advice Helpline, we offer a free compensation estimate as part of our service. This allows you to set realistic expectations and assess the validity of any settlement offers that come your way.

Finding a legal specialist in Newbiggin by the Sea

The final stage of the process is to find a legal specialist in Newbiggin by the Sea who is appropriate to your case. Ideally you’ll want someone who specialises in claims against the council as this will improve your chances of getting a successful outcome.

So, to find out more about how you can find a legal specialist in Newbiggin by the Sea, come and talk to us on 0800 689 0500, or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile.

Alternatively, you could visit for more information.

  • Was this Helpful ?
  • Yes   No

How much you could claim?

Two QUICK ways to find:
  1. Call us at 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 from your mobile OR
  2. Use our Claim Calculator

Disclaimer: This website contains content contributed by third parties, therefore any opinions, comments or other information expressed on this site that do not relate to the business of AAHDL or its associated companies should be understood as neither being held or endorsed by this business.

Claim Calculator
Find out in 30 seconds how much YOU could claim...
  • Please tell us where you were injured
  • Please enter your full name
  • Please enter a valid name
  • Please enter your telephone number
  • Please enter a valid telephone number
  • Terms and Conditions*Required

Can I Claim?

Esther says "The law states that if you’ve been injured and someone else is to blame, you are entitled to compensation." Read more >

Claim Calculator ► Accident Types ►

How Much Could I Claim?

It only takes 30 seconds to find out how much compensation you could receive. Take the 30 second test now.>

30 Second test ► Claim Form ►

Why Choose Us?

"When they say they are 100% no-win, no-fee*, they mean it. I would recommend Accident Advice Helpline to anybody." Read more >

No-Win, No-Fee*? ► Testimonials ►

Claim Now

"They were ever so professional ... they knew exactly what I was going through ... I received over £4500." Read more >

Claim Form ► Call Me Back ►
Is there anything wrong with this page? ( Help us Improve )