Accidents in a Public Place
All manner of accidents occur in public places. Whilst perhaps the most common are trips, slips and falls, accidents can take place in a variety of different ways. Owners of property have a legal duty to maintain the safety of lawful visitors to their property and if an accident could have been avoided you might be entitled to damages as a result.
Most property is covered by public liability insurance meaning most claims are directed towards an insurance company rather than the individual property owner.
Public property such as a footpath or road is usually maintained by the Local Authority and any accident arising as a result of defects are made against the council. The Local Authority has a statutory duty to maintain and upkeep public roads and footpaths.
Our Accidents and Injuries team is experienced in dealing with claims of this nature and liaising with insurance companies to pursue claims successfully.
Please contact one of the team to discuss your specific requirements.