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Pavement Accident Claims
Pavement accidents can cause serious and life-changing injuries to victims, and every council or local authority has a duty to maintain roads and footpaths for the safety of road users and pedestrians. At Primus Solicitors, we understand the impact that pavement accidents can have on victims and are here to help them claim compensation.
Pavement accidents can result in a range of injuries, including broken or fractured bones, ankle or wrist sprains, spinal injuries, head and brain injuries, nerve damage, dislocations, ligament or tendon damage or tears, cuts, scrapes, and bruising.
As medical negligence specialists, our team of solicitors has extensive experience handling personal injury compensation cases, including pavement accident claims. We work on a No Win No Fee basis, meaning that you won’t have to pay any legal costs if we don’t win your claim.
To be eligible for a pavement accident claim, your accident must have happened within the last three years, and you must have been injured as a direct result of someone else’s fault. The raised slab, pothole, or other pavement defect must be at least 2.5cm (1 inch) deep or high.
Trips on pavements can be caused by uneven kerbs or paving slabs, tree roots that have broken through the surface of the pavement, damaged pavements caused by vehicles, poor maintenance of pavements and footpaths, and hazards such as road signs or drain covers that are damaged.
Following a pavement accident, it is essential to provide evidence of how the accident occurred, the injuries sustained, and who was to blame. This may include photos of the incident location and the cause of the accident, a tape measure next to the trip hazard, CCTV footage, contact details of any witnesses, photos of injuries, and a medical report.
Compensation for pavement accident claims is usually split into two types of damages: general and special. The compensation you receive will depend on the severity of your injuries and may include compensation for pain and suffering, loss of amenities, loss of earnings, extra medical expenses, home modifications, and travel expenses associated with medical care.
For pavement accident claims, the time limit is usually three years from the date of the accident. However, children have three years from the date of their 18th birthday to make a claim, meaning they have until they are 21 years old to claim for injuries from a pavement accident. Children who do not have the mental capacity to represent themselves may have a litigation friend make a claim on their behalf, in which case the time limit of three years will not apply.
If you or a loved one has been injured in a pavement accident, contact Primus Solicitors today to discuss your claim with our specialist medical negligence solicitors. We are here to help you get the compensation you deserve on a No Win No Fee basis.
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