In recent years, Selby has seen the development of several new shopping areas, both in the centre of town and on its outskirts. The Abbey Walk Shopping Centre and the Three Lakes Retail Park have both added to the number of retail outlets and convenient parking available in the area. While these developments provide welcome employment and new facilities to the people in Selby, they may also unfortunately cause an increase in the risk of accidents occurring.
In a busy shopping centre, if litter is not disposed of or spillages mopped up quickly, then customers are at a real risk of suffering a slip or trip on the smooth floor. This can result in painful and unnecessary injuries and if the victim is old or infirm then the situation becomes even more serious. Furthermore, the centres will attract a large amount of heavy vehicle traffic and the congestion on the roads could easily contribute to an accident.
The history of the shopping centre is perhaps a surprising one. Before the start of the 19th century shop traders tended to locate their shops in particular areas. For example butchers and fishmongers tended to gravitate together, as did tailors and dressmakers. Markets were also popular places to visit to purchase essentials.
At the beginning of the 19th century the idea of the High Street developed, with shopkeepers investing in larger shops. People with time and money could enjoy window shopping or shopping as a hobby. However, the inclement weather was displeasing to such high-end customers so the shopping arcade was created. This meant that wealthy customers could browse and shop without the inconvenience of the weather interfering with their pursuits. These arcades, many of which are still in existence today, eventually gave rise to the shopping centre and the larger out-of-town retail parks.
Personal injury lawyer in Selby – One-stop shop
If you find yourself in need of a personal injury lawyer in Selby, there is no need to brave the weather and traipse up and down the High Street in order to find the right one for you. This is because Accident Advice Helpline can be personal injury lawyer in Selby.
All you need to do is pick up the phone to the personal injury compensation claim experts at Accident Advice Helpline and your claim for compensation could start immediately. As long as your accident occurred with in the past 3 years, the accident was not your fault and you were injured as a result, Accident Advice Helpline may be able to help you claim.
To find out for certain, one way or the other, just have a chat with Accident Advice Helpline today. We will go over your details and tell you right away if we can assist you with a claim.
So for expert legal advice about a possible claim call Accident Advice Helpline today on 0800 689 0500 from a landline or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile.
Date Published: 21st April 2014
Author: David Brown