Have you ever tripped over an upturned paving slab in the high street and kept on walking? Or if you have been shopping in a shopping centre and something has fallen onto you and you brushed it off? You may answer yes to one of these scenarios but believe it or not if one of these accidents happen when you’re out in public they could be the basis to hire personal injury solicitors in Reading or ones based elsewhere.
A high percent of the time it is down to the local council to maintain the footpath in your area. By filling in potholes and smoothing out upturned or broken paving slabs it is the job of your local authority to sort out any issues that could potentially cause an accident.
No matter how good they are at managing such issues sometimes accidents do happen. With such a large expanse of footpaths to cover it can be difficult to get to a hazard before an accident happens. Whether or not the hazard was left deliberately if you had an accident because of it and you were injured you could be entitled to some compensation.
Shopping Centres and Personal Injury Solicitors in Reading
Shopping centres can come under different management to those which monitor the high street. Shopping centres are usually owned by a company who run several centres across the country. If your accident occurred in the shopping centre itself and not inside a store then your accident claim would be put against the owners of the centre.
When you make a claim your legal representative will be able to tell you which entity you will be claiming against so you don’t need to worry about finding out who it is. You just need to concentrate on healing any of the injuries that you sustained form the accident.
Being in an accident in a public place can damage your pride as well as your body so don’t be afraid to make a claim. Having an accident that was not your fault and then receiving nothing for it isn’t fair so if you make a claim you could have some of the costs paid for.
If you need some advice on where to start on making your claim for compensation you can give us at Accident Advice Helpline a call on 0800 689 0500 free today.
We do not have personal injury solicitors in Reading 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 personal injury solicitors in Reading or anyway make us your first point of call.