If you have suffered injury due to a trip or fall caused by a footpath or road, establishing negligence can be more complex than in other scenarios as different factors are taken into account than those considered in say, accidents occurring on privately owned premises.
The nature of the hazard which contributed to your injury, any road management plans or particulars of other injuries occurring in the same place are just some of the considerations which have to be thoroughly explored.
If you have suffered injury on a footpath, road or carriageway you should:
- Seek medical help;
- Report the incident to the appropriate authority;
- Take photographs of the hazard and the surrounding area;
- Note details of any witnesses or surrounding CCTV cameras;
- Seek legal advice.
Cases are only as strong as the evidence that can be produced to support them. In many instances, CCTV if it exists, can be destroyed within a short time frame. Although our Team are experts in obtaining evidence and preparing cases, it is crucial that steps are taken to preserve evidence early on.
The law surrounding public liability claims and your entitlements is complex and there are strict time limits that apply. It is important that you get appropriate legal advice from the outset to ensure that your rights are protected.
We can help you navigate the legal requirements, maximise your entitlements and make the decisions that are right for your future.
If you have a query, please do not hesitate to contact our expert Public Liability Team for a no obligation chat.