Brian Morton & Co. Solicitors – Accidents in Public Places

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You may be entitled to claim compensation if you have been involved in an accident in a public place that was not your fault.

Every individual or body that allows the public access to a particular property has a duty of care to those entering that property. If you are involved in an accident that occurred as a breach of this duty of care you may be entitled to seek compensation.

Sites of accidents in public places can include:

  • Footpaths
  • Public events
  • Shopping centres
  • Public parks
  • Supermarkets
  • Swimming pools

If you have been involved in an accident in a public place you may be entitled to compensation for:

  • Pain and suffering
  • Loss of wages, including future earnings
  • Medical treatment
  • Physical therapy
  • Psychological suffering
  • Loss of amenity

Your compensation claim is much more likely to be successful if you have evidence of your accident and good records of what happened.

If you are involved in an accident in a public place, you are likely to feel distressed and may even need to seek immediate medical help. If you can do the following, however, it may help your case:

  1. Take photographs. Photographs of potential hazards and of signs that are not clearly displayed in dangerous areas will be useful proof in your compensation claim. Make sure to photograph all factors that led to the accident.
  2. Record events. It is important to record your first impressions of an accident as soon as possible. Note the time and date of the accident and note all circumstances that contributed to the accident. Write down exactly what happened to you in as much detail as possible. This can be helpful in determining who was at fault and whether you are entitled to make a claim.
  3. Report the accident. Report the accident to the relevant authorities. You may be asked to complete an accident form. Request a copy of all accident forms you complete and file them with your personal records of the accident.
  4. See a medical professional for advice or care. Visit a doctor as soon as possible after an accident. Even if you initially believe that your injuries are not serious, problems can develop.  You will require medical reports to pursue any compensation claims. Keep full records of all medical appointments relevant to your case.

At Brian Morton & Co Solicitors, we focus on personal injury claims and are focused on helping you to get the best outcome in your case. We are experienced and friendly, so talk to us about how we can help you to pursue your claim.

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