Slips and trips are among the most common accident types within the UK, and possibly everywhere else too for that matter. Despite the common occurrence of these types of accidents, it is often very difficult to prove who caused it.
No win no fee lawyers in East Dorset
Whatever the circumstances of the accident, if you plan on making use of no win no fee lawyers in East Dorset to pursue an accident claim, you need to show that you could not have avoided the accident and the circumstances surrounding it were the fault of somebody else.
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When you call, you will be speaking with our highly trained, not to mention very friendly, advisers who will be able to take you through the whole claims process and answer any questions that you might have.
Who is the guilty party?
Lets say that you were hurt in a public place, such as a shopping centre, and you tripped on a loose floor tile. Was the accident your fault, because you didn’t pay enough attention to where you were walking, or is it the fault of the company whose responsibility it is to maintain things like this to make sure that loose tiles are first removed and then replaced?
It could be argued, and has been successfully in the past, that a pedestrian can reasonably expect a floor to be of sound enough quality to allow a person to walk on it without risk of injury – including tripping over a loose tile.
With that in mind, the fault of the accident could be yours and liability would, ultimately, fall to the owner or managing agent of the shopping centre.
In our example, the accident was the fault of someone else – but is it grounds for a claim? In the following circumstances, yes…
- If a business owner has known about a damaged floor, but has done nothing about it
- Adequate checks and routine maintenance was not carried out
- There has been no attempt to provide a visual, physical warning for the hazard – a wet floor sign/cone for example
- No legitimate, or reasonable reason for an obstruction
- Poor lighting made the obstruction / damage / spillage / warning difficult to see
It is still possible to lose a personal injury accident claim, whether you chose us or no win no fee lawyers in East Dorset, if it is shown that you could have avoided the accident. For example, if you saw the hazard and chose to walk that way regardless – this accident would be your own fault.
Call us today and let us talk you through your claim.