Shopping with friends or family can be an exciting day out when you haven’t got together in quite some time. Browsing the stores, a bite of lunch and a whole lot of fun later you could have a day to remember. However, not all days out are remembered for the right reasons. Having an accident in a public place can be mortifying at the time but if the accident wasn’t your fault, your personal injury lawyer in East Dulwich could help you to win the compensation you deserve.
Accidents in a public place
Depending on where your accident happens, you could be claiming to a various number of parties. In many cases if your accident happens on the high street itself you could be claiming from the local council or governing body. Public liability insurance is held by the council so your personal injury lawyer in East Dulwich would put the claim to the insurance company.
If your accident occurs within a store your compensation claim would go the company’s head office. Although the staff in that store will speak to you at the time, it will ultimately be the head office which contacts your legal representative.
Making a public accident claim with a personal injury lawyer in East Dulwich
When making your claim after an accident in a public place, it is likely that your chosen personal injury lawyer in East Dulwich will ask for a copy of the accident document which was filled out within the store. Not applicable to an accident outside, it is usual protocol for a store to hold accident forms on the premises if an accident does happen.
By having a copy of the form from the store, no other claims can be made by the company as it is all written in black and white. Though falsifying details soon comes to light. the presence of the document aids your legal representative in preventing any complications from the other party.
If you were involved in an accident in a public place and think you could be entitled to some compensation for your injuries, get in touch with us at Accident Advice Helpline. We have a friendly team of advisers who can help you get on the right track on making a start on your compensation claim.
Call us today for free on 0800 689 0500.
Date Published: 6th April 2014
Author: David Brown