If you have sustained an injury in a public place and it was due to someone else’s negligence, you may have a right to claim compensation for your injuries.
At Adams Harrison, we offer no win no fee representation and advice – and all of it from friendly and approachable lawyers that are members of the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers.
What is an accident in public?
Any accident that happens in a place open and accessible to the public, whether indoors or outdoors can be considered a public place accident, also known as public liability accidents. This could involve being injured as a result, for example in an accident in the street, an accident in a shop or your local supermarket, leisure centre or accidents at theme park or restaurants.
To succeed in a public liability claim you must show that the occupiers failed in their duty to take reasonable care and that this caused the injury that was suffered. On occasions some accidents in public places are blameless for example if you were not paying attention and walked into a sign. However, if that accident could have been avoided by the land or business owner ensuring the area was safe you may be entitled to claim compensation for your injury.
How to claim for a public liability accident?
The first step is to contact our personal injury department to find out if you have a claim. We can help you through the process from start to finish. This will include gathering information from you about the accident any evidence and then assessing the best way that we can help you.
How long do I have to make a claim?
The law generally sets a time limit of three years from the date of an accident in which to start a claim although there are some exceptions regarding this. If you are unsure please get in touch with us to allow us to advise you. We would advise you to do this as soon as possible.
If you would like our assistance with an Accident In A Public Place claim please fill in and send our Personal Injury Contact FormAdams Harrison,
52A High Street
Telephone: 01440 702485