In the majority of cases, people who slip, trip or fall as a result of an encounter with an upturned paving stone or the like while out and about will suffer little more than perhaps a bit of bruising and the odd graze or two. While this will likely not give rise to a personal injury Monmouth claims action, the public-spirited would do well to report their experience to their local authority, lest the next person who trips on the hazard in question comes off worse.
It really all depends on how you fall; if you’re unfortunate to bang your head on something after tripping on an imperfection on a pavement, the consequences could be devastating. It could also be pretty nasty if you were to land awkwardly and break a bone. Under these circumstances, there will be a possibility that you might be able to take some form of personal injury action with the help and assistance of a top-drawer personal injury solicitor. But what if a bump on a pavement were to upturn a buggy or pram you were pushing? Or for that matter a wheelchair?
Prams, buggies and wheelchairs, pavement imperfections
Imagine that you had decided to take your toddler into town to meet a friend for coffee one morning. You’re running late, so you opt to take the stroller for speed. Your child can walk pretty well, but you’ll likely be late if you amble along at the rate he travels. You set off, adopting a swift, but by no means furious pace. Thoughts of Monmouth claims action are very far from your mind.
Just as you’re approaching the coffee shop where you had agreed to meet your friend, your stroller hits an upturned paving stone. Before you know it, your stroller has itself overturned, causing your young son to end up face-down on the floor with it on top of him.
If your child were to suffer injuries that required medical attention in these circumstances, there will be a chance that you might be able to sue the local authority that was responsible for the upkeep of the stretch of pavement that caused your son’s injuries for personal injury compensation. You should seek more information about making Monmouth claims with Accident Advice Helpline.
Call the pros at Accident Advice Helpline
If you’d like to explore the possibility of taking some form of Monmouth claims action after finding yourself in a situation similar to this, you could do a lot worse than picking up the phone and calling Accident Advice Helpline on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 from your mobile phone. You’ll be able to talk to one of the firm’s friendly and professional claims advisors and find out exactly where you stand.
Date Published: 23rd June 2014
Author: David Brown