Mankind has struggled with winter conditions for millennia. In this country, our winters seem to be getting harsher. Going out can be a dread but sometimes necessary, on foot let alone in the car. As careful as you may be on the road, in the snow and ice, others may not be. Through no fault of your own, you can become a victim of an injury before you even had time to think what was happening.
Claims rocket in winter
It’s a fact that personal accident claim cases rocket in the winter, for obvious reasons. Of course, it’s not just other drivers who may be at fault when accidents happen on icy and snow-bound roads. It’s also down to the various government and local authority organisations to make sure that the roads are made safe as possible – a responsibility to maintain the safety standards on all highways, from motorways to urban back streets. When they fail in those necessary standards of safety, personal accident claim cases can be made.
Cyclists on pavements
Although it’s against the law, there are cyclists who will ride on the pavement to get to where they’re going, fearful of using the roadway in bad weather. If they run into you and you’re injured as a result, you will be able to claim against them, make no mistake.
People walking in poorly illuminated areas can trip or fall over hard fixtures they fail to see. Again, the onus of public safety and well maintained pavements and street lighting lies with the Local Authority and when they don’t come up to scratch and someone’s injured, accidents and claims can be made.
Injury claims by our lawyers
There’s a list as long as your arm of injury claims Accident Advice Helpline lawyers deal with, from the minor to the adversely life-changing. Slippery and slushy pavements are dangerous and can cause awful injuries to a person’s limbs or back – even a broken or fractured hand or finger.
The local authority or council has to ensure that all public walkways are safe for people to walk on, which is usually done by spreading salt and grit to improve foot grip. When they don’t, personal accident claim cases can result.
Handling personal accident claim cases
Contact Accident Advice Helpline today for some advice for your accident claim.
All being well, we’ll waste no time in putting you in touch with one of our no-win, no-fee* solicitors. We will handle your claim from start to finish and ensure you get the compensation you deserve for your personal accident claim.
Call us now on 0800 689 0500 from a landline or 0333 500 0993 from your mobile phone.
Date Published: 22nd January 2013
Author: David Brown