If a slip in a public place in Scarborough that you have had was your fault then pretty much all you can do is wait for your injuries to heal and make a decision to be more careful in the future.
However, if your accident was the fault of another person, you may be able to make a compensation claim against them, which will help you to pay for medical bills and other expenses that can crop up when you are ill or injured. Here are some ways to tell if your accident was your fault or if you are going to struggle to make a claim.
If none of these are the case in your claim then you should think about making a claim of your own.
If you were drunk
It is very common for people to have slips, trips and falls when they are drunk. Even if the ground where you were was slippery or dangerous in some way, and someone else could be at fault for it, if there is enough evidence that you were drunk at the time then you will struggle to make a successful claim for compensation.
If you were wearing inappropriate footwear
Wearing very high heels, or other shoes which could make it difficult for you to walk around unaided means that you are prime for having an accident of any description.
If there are witnesses who will testify that you were wearing inappropriate footwear then it is less likely that a lawyer will be able to make a good case on your behalf.
If you were behaving recklessly
If you were walking somewhere that you shouldn’t have been, or were behaving in a reckless manner, even doing something illegal, you will find it harder to find a lawyer who is comfortable representing you in a compensation claim.
Claiming for a slip in a public place in Scarborough
If you have suffered a slip in a public place in Scarborough which you believe was the fault of another person, the best thing you can do is find an experienced injury lawyer who will be able to work with you and on your behalf to make the best possible case for compensation.
Call Accident Advice Helpline on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile, or you can text “claim365” to 88010 and the team will be able to discuss your accident with you to help you to decide if you have a good case for compensation. If you do then you will be teamed with an injury lawyer who can make your claim on a 100% no win no fee basis.
Date Published: 27th July 2015
Author: David Brown