Accidents in a Public Place

Thousands of people are injured every year in public places.

Businesses and public places have a duty to ensure you are able to go about your business without risk of accident or injury. Risks should be kept to a minimum in all public places but this is often not the case, and people can end up with serious and sometimes lifelong injuries.

Accidents in a public place can cover a whole host of publically and privately owned locations. The list of places accidents occur is extensive, however common public places where you may be at risk of injury include:

  • Restaurants/pubs/clubs
  • Universities, schools etc.
  • Supermarkets/shopping centres
  • Parks
  • Public roads
  • Airports
  • Train stations
  • Libraries
  • Gyms

Injuries can be caused by a whole host of different things when out and about in a public place. Many people find they are affected by a slip or trip, which can leave struggling with a short-term injury, while others sustain long-term disabilities as a result of an accident.

  • Slips, trips and falls
  • Lack of security
  • Lack of lighting
  • Accidents on escalators, lifts
  • Potholes
  • Spilled liquids
  • Faulty equipment

What to do after being injured in a public place

If you have suffered an injury in a public place you should aim to immediately gather any evidence, which may be able to help your case. You may want to:

  • Take photographs of the area you were injured/what caused your injury
  • Collect names and contact details of anyone who witnessed your accident
  • Write details of the accident in incident book (if available)
  • Keep any receipts of any expenses you incur as a result of the accident (prescription costs, travelling expenses)

When it comes to dealing with accidents in a public place, our solicitors will help you get back on your feet, guiding you through the claims process and offering vast amount of legal expertise when it comes to the most serious of injuries.

If you or someone you know has been the victim of an accident in a public place then get in touch with Express Solicitors today for accurate claim advice.

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