Turnford has a population of just over 8,000 people, which is larger than some other villages in the UK. This particular village is in Broxbourne in Hertfordshire, and it has some attractive properties and green spaces to be enjoyed. While no win, no fee* Turnford claims are uncommon, any area can potentially be the scene of an accident that causes injuries to one or more people. It doesn’t have to be a serious accident, either.
Consider the potential risks you might take by going out for a walk, for example. You may end up being struck by a car if you don’t take care to cross at a safe point, or to look where you are going. However, pedestrian accidents don’t have to involve vehicles, as you are about to find out.
Potholes and uneven pavements
Thankfully, these don’t crop up too often. The local council in any area is responsible for maintaining both the roads and the pavements in their area. This is done on a regular basis, with new potholes and issues reported and dealt with as quickly as possible.
However, there is always a slim chance anyone could be injured by tripping over an uneven pavement or falling by catching their foot in a pothole. If this happens, there is a chance that person could be injured in some way. The instinctive move to put your hands out in this situation, to try and break your fall in some way, could potentially lead to broken bones in one or more fingers or in one or both hands. Facial injuries might also occur, as may injuries to one or both feet, and to knees and other parts of the body.
Might you be able to claim?
You never know until you ask – and you can ask us here at Accident Advice Helpline if you want to learn more about your accident. If there is proof of negligence to support a claim of this nature, one of our lawyers could take up your case and try to gain compensation on your behalf.
All it takes is a phone call on 0800 689 0500 to find out about no win, no fee* Turnford claims. If you have photos of the offending pothole or pavement, so much the better – and pictures of your injuries may help as well. Either way, make sure you call us now.
Date Published: 8th March 2014
Author: David Brown