If you have injured yourself following a fall due to a defect in the street you could be able to make a claim for compensation for personal injury.
One of the first issues involved in this kind of claim is understanding who is liable for the injury.
In most instances, the claim will be brought against the local authority as it is their duty to maintain the upkeep of roads and pavements. If you have fallen due to a pothole or high kerb, for example, you may be able to make a claim against the council.
It is not always the fault of the council, however. The following could also potentially be at fault for a personal injury caused by a fall on the road or pavement:
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This area of the law can be complicated, so an experienced team of solicitors is vital.
For this kind of claim, the following information can prove very important:
If you’re making a claim against the local authority for a fall on the pavement or a slip on a pothole there are certain issues that must be present for the claim to be successful. For example, the paving stone you tripped on must have been sticking up by an inch or more. In the case of a pothole, the depth must also be at least one inch.
You also need to show that the council knew or ought to have known the defect was in existence, as they need to have a reasonable inspection system in place.
With issues like this potentially hindering your claim, it’s imperative to contact personal injury solicitors to deal with your claim on your behalf.
Examples of tripping and slipping accident claims successfully pursued include:
If you’ve had an accident that wasn’t your fault, you may be entitled to accident and injury claims compensation. Our expert personal injury lawyers help people across England and Wales to win the compensation they deserve.
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