Do you need to make a no win no fee Dumbarton claim because of a collapsed signpost?
All over the country, there are hundreds of thousands of signposts which provide details or give instructions to drivers and pedestrians. Whilst some of these signs are privately owned, many are maintained by councils and other public organisations.
If you drive through any city centre, for example, you are likely to see hundreds of signposts. These may include signs bearing a road or street name or they may indicate a one-way road or traffic system. Digital signs may even be used to relay the latest traffic information. Providing all the signs are accurate and work effectively, they can help people to avoid getting lost and can ensure that traffic moves as quickly as possible.
Of course, in order to ensure that they are safe, signposts must be erected properly. In most cases, they are cemented into the ground and secured with metal fixings to ensure that they can’t move. However, if they are damaged, or if the ground is weakened, there is a chance that they can become loose. In such cases, it’s essential that the people responsible for maintaining them take action, if they fail to do so, the sign could fall on someone or something and cause very serious injuries or event fatalities.
If you have been struck by an item, such as a signpost, it’s likely that you will need to access medical car immediately. The weight of a post is likely to cause you very serious injuries, regardless of where it hits you. If you are able to do so, you should call the emergency services immediately so that they can provide the urgent care you require.
Once you have received initial treatment, you may then be transported to hospital for on-going care and medical attention. As you begin to recover, you may consider making a no win no fee Dumbarton claim for compensation. As it should be relatively easy for you to show that the incident wasn’t your fault, you could find it fairly easy to obtain compensation with help from no win no fee Dumbarton solicitors.
If you haven’t made a no win no fee Dumbarton claim before and you want to find out more about how the claims process works, we can help. At Accident Advice Helpline we’re always on hand to assist new claimants and we even provide free no obligation advice so you will be able to find out anything you need to know without having to pay any legal fees at all.
To find out more now or to make your no win no fee Dumbarton claim with us today, just call Accident Advice Helpline on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 if you’re calling from a mobile and we’ll do everything we can to ensure that you can make your no win no fee Dumbarton claim as quickly as possible.
Date Published: 6th December 2014