If you’re out and about on council property within Bilbrough, then you have a right to expect it to be well maintained and safe. However, with cuts coming in it’s becoming increasingly common to find that councils up and down the land are cutting corners.
So, if your local council has not fulfilled their obligations, what are your rights and how can you find a personal injury lawyer who can help you to make a claim?
What are the rules?
By law, the local council is obliged to keep all areas it owns in as safe a condition as possible. Unfortunately that doesn’t always happen, and when things go wrong it is members of the public who often pay the price.
The problem with this is that people often have an accident and then claim later without taking any photographs of the area at the time of the accident. By the time you get around to consulting a lawyer, there is every chance that the council will have gotten around to patching it up, so there will be no sign of anything.
It will be your word against that of the council, and because the burden of proof is on you as the claimant to prove that the defendant was at fault, the chances are that it is the council who will come out on top in these situations, so it is important to have as much evidence as possible.
Looking for a personal injury lawyer in Bilbrough?
If you’ve been injured, it’s a good idea to consult an expert to get help as soon as possible. There are a number of ways in which you can do this, but the simplest is to contact our team here at Accident Advice Helpline. We will be happy to look at your case and give you the full benefit of our considerable experience.
We do not have a personal injury lawyer in Bilbrough working directly for us but this doesn’t matter, we can still help you claim as we are a national injury law firm that covers all areas of the UK. So if you need a personal injury lawyer in Bilbrough or anyway make us your first point of call.
We will look at whether you have a good case, and if you do will come up with some ideas about how you can go about finding a personal injury lawyer who will take your case onto the next level.
Sometimes, the council will look to settle early rather than go through the expense of a court case. Indeed, the vast majority of the cases with which we deal never actually make it to court, and they will probably only fight the case if they genuinely think they can win. However, if that happens then you need not be afraid. At Accident Advice Helpline, we work on the basis of no win no fee, which means that if we can’t help you to win your case, you won’t owe us a single penny.
So, to find out how you can find a personal injury lawyer, give us a call on 0800 689 0500, or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile.
Date Published: 24th March 2014
Author: David Brown