Auchterarder is a town which earned itself the nickname Lang Toon (“long town”) as its main street is one and a half miles long. It is located in Perthshire (or Perth and Kinross) in Scotland, and was once famous for making chain mail armour. If you had lived in the area in medieval times, or before, you may have had some of the famous chain mail.
However, the manufacturers wouldn’t have been liable for personal injury compensation claims if the armour proved not to be strong enough to prevent an injury, or worse, a fatality. There were no solicitors in Auchterarder, or anywhere else, and there were certainly no personal injury compensation claims either.
Solicitors in Auchterarder
Today things might be different in Auchterarder, and it may be possible to find a firm of solicitors in Auchterarder if you had grounds for filing a personal injury compensation claim. You may have been injured in an accident that you can prove was someone else’s fault, or you could have been told by your doctor that you have an illness that you and your solicitors in Auchterarder could prove was the result of someone else’s negligence.
Accidents in shops
Although shopaholics would probably love to wander in and out of the many shops which line Auchterarder’s main street, there is always the possibility that an accident could occur, and that is the same for any main shopping street in the UK. The most common types of accidents are slips, trips and falls, and these can occur just about anywhere.
What should you do if you slip and fall in a shop? You should inform a member of staff of your accident and ensure they log the details in the accident book. You should also make sure that the names and contact details of any witnesses are recorded.
A common cause of accidents in shops and supermarkets is when food or liquid has spilled onto the floor and staff have neglected to clean up the spillage or put up hazard warning signs. Sometimes steps are not clearly marked, and someone could fall because of this. You could also bang your head if a low beam was not clearly marked with a “mind your head” sign.
If shop owners have not taken the proper precautions to safeguard shoppers, they may be open to personal injury compensation claims because they have been negligent in their duty to protect the safety of the public.
Accident Advice Helpline
Whatever type of potential personal injury compensation claim you think you may have, call us here at Accident Advice Helpline on one of our freephone numbers at any time. You can call on 0800 689 0500 from a landline, or on 0333 500 0993 from a mobile. For expert legal advice, why not call us now?