You may be aware of the fact that you can action in the form personal injury claims against a negligent private landlord, with the help and assistance of 100% no win no fee* West Yorkshire car accident solicitors.
But did you know that you might also be able to take personal injury action if you’re injured in an accident that was bought about as a result of the negligence of a housing association or council that you rent a property from?
That’s right, the law will work in just that same way for you if you rent from a council or a housing association, as it would if you lived in a privately rented property.
The local authority or not-for-profit organisation that is responsible for the property you live in has a responsibility to make sure that it in no way, shape or form, poses a risk of doing you an injury to you in an accident that was not your fault.
If it fails to fulfill this, there will be a chance that you could well have a West Yorkshire car accident case on your hands.
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It will also be likely that the local authority or council you rent from will be responsible for any communal areas around your home, especially if you live in a block of flats.
If you were to suffer any sort of physical and or psychological injury as a result of these not being maintained, in the manner they should be, it might be time to call a top 100% no win no fee* West Yorkshire car accident personal injury solicitor.
Accident Advice Helpline
Imagine that you had a problem with mobility and lived on the second or third floor of a block of flats. You use a wheelchair, but this is never typically a problem as the flats you live in benefit from a roomy lift. In fact, the lift was one of the reasons you were placed there. One day, the lift breaks down. However, it takes the housing association that’s responsible for your flat a long time to fix it. Then, even though a lot of time passes there is no action taken to resolve the issue.
During this time, you are greatly restricted. However, as you can claim personal injury compensation for psychological injury, you might be able to retain a West Yorkshire car accident solicitor such as Accident Advice Helpline and sue for compensation, if it could be proven that you suffered a psychological ailment such as depression, as a result of being unable to leave your home.
Call Accident Advice Helpline today on 0800 689 0500 for help with claiming, or any questions you may have in regards to the process.
Date Published: 7th June 2014
Author: David Brown