A slip or fall in the street is one of those common types of injuries that you often see associated with personal injury claims and as local councils are forced to cut spending you may find that they’re falling down on their duty to protect the public more often. This article, therefore, looks at how you can find a solicitor in Maiden Newton who can help you make a claim against the local council.
What their obligations are
When you’re out in public you are entitled to expect whatever organisation owns the space you are in to provide a safe environment. To do this they must make a risk assessment about the area to work out what might or might not go wrong and take measures to prevent it.
Common oversights are signs not warning of building work taking place or pavements which have become uneven and trip unwary runners.
If this happens there may well be a case to make a claim, but proving it is sometimes a bit tricky. If you’ve tripped over a paving slab, for example, you might not be able to prove this because by the time you get to court the council might have finally got around to repairing it. Therefore, it’s a good idea to take a photo of the scene as it was when you sustained the injury. This will help you illustrate, to the satisfaction of the court, how this accident occurred. Statements about the condition of the area from any witnesses will also be useful in helping you prove what condition it had been left in.
Finding a solicitor in Maiden Newton
Although this is one of the more common types of claims we deal with at Accident Advice Helpline it is still worth finding a solicitor in Maiden Newton who has specific experience of claims against the council. You can do this by searching around the local area, but also by asking us through our free 24-hour helpline. Not only will we be able to help you decide whether or not a claim is appropriate, but we can also provide a solicitor in Maiden Newton who will take your claim forward.
Paying for your case
However, we know that we cannot always guarantee success in this type of endeavour and that you might naturally be worried about what impact this claim will have on your finances. That is why we work on the basis of no-win, no-fee. This a genuine and 100% transparent offer with no hidden fees or get-out clauses. Whatever happens with us, you will only have to pay if you win.
To find a solicitor in Maiden Newton talk to us on 0800 689 0500, or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile.
Date Published: 27th August 2017
Author: Jan Newell