Claims for an injury from a wall that has fallen onto a footpath will need no win no fee lawyers in Cherwell
The district of Cherwell is found in the Oxfordshire county in the north of England and its name comes from the River Cherwell that flows into the River Thames situated in Oxford. This district was the site of a wall that became dangerously close to falling on to a road in the Wantage area. Its owner has stated that he has not yet knocked the wall down as he is waiting on a quote from the council regarding the cost.
The wall in question overlooked a pedestrian footpath that stretched for 40 feet on Wallingford Street between Seesen Way and Garston Lane. With the danger from the wall recognised, the council had shut down the footpath but no action has been taken for eight months with the footpath cordoned off to foot traffic.
The issue was first recognised when officers from the Vale of White Horse District cleared some foliage from it back in January and found that the wall was leaning at an angle that was deemed dangerous. The Oxfordshire County Council erected scaffolding to temporarily support the wall until the various councils could determine whose responsibility it is to fix the dangerous wall.
The Vale of White Horse District Council argued that the wall belongs to Haynes Holdings as it is part of the Haywards Close estate that was built by the developer sometime during the 1970s. They added that when the council took ownership of the section of earth located behind the wall in 2004, the wall itself was not a part of the transaction.
However, the director of Haynes Holdings has said that he accepts that his company owns the wall according to the Land Registry but they have not provided any evidence that he has requested including the official transfer documents. The Vale District Council has yet to respond to these claims.
If you are injured by a wall that has fallen onto a footpath then you may make a claim with Accident Advice Helpline and receive no win no fee lawyers in Cherwell.
No win no fee lawyers in Cherwell can be obtained if you are making a claim for an injury from a fallen wall
In order to check if you qualify for a claim, call Accident Advice Helpline on the appropriate phone number that is located at the top of the page.
Date Published: 5th October 2014
Author: David Brown