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Thankfully, most slips, trips and falls on public pavements lead to nothing more than few small cuts bruises and a little bit of embarrassment. However, in some cases an accident sustained due to a road or pavement defect can lead to serious and sometimes life changing injuries.
Accidents sustained due to defects in pavements can leave victims with severe sprains, deep lacerations, broken bones and head injuries including concussions. Often these severe injuries will force patients to undergo corrective surgery, leaving them with scarring or permanent discomfort for the rest of their lives.
In addition, defects on roads can be the cause of serious injuries too. Issues such as potholes and loose gravel can lead to accidents.
If you have suffered a personal injury due to a defect on the road or a pavement contact the expert solicitors at Forbes and claim the compensation you deserve.
Some of the key issues our expert solicitors deal with involving pavement and road defect claims involve injuries due to potholes in concrete or tarmac, paving stones sticking up and a variety of cleanliness issues. These cleanliness issues include instances such as councils allowing rubbish to build up, mud build ups, dirt build ups and in some cases instances where bird droppings have posed a slipping danger to the public.
If you have suffered a personal injury due to a defect in a pavement or road, we would recommend that you take certain steps to prove that the accident was someone else’s fault. In instances like these the person at fault would be the council, local authority or person/company responsible for maintaining the pavement at a safe standard.
To help your case, you should take the following steps:
If you have suffered a personal injury due to a defect in a road or pavement, contact the expert solicitors at Forbes as soon as possible.
A compensation claim will help to cover any costs incurred to you should you be unable to work due to your injuries. In severe cases a compensation claim will also help to pay for any on going treatments, rehabilitation programmes or modifications to your home should you be seriously injured.
Your best interests are at the heart of everything we do.
In addition, a compensation claim does so much more than provide sufferers with the compensation they deserve, it also helps to make sure accidents through unsafe pavements or roads don't happen again.
All it takes to start your claim with a No Win No Fee personal injury lawyer is a phonecall or face to face chat with a member of our team. Call freephone 0800 689 0973, contact us by email or call into one of our branches across the UK.
We have expert Solicitors at each of our offices based in Preston, Blackburn, Accrington and Chorley ready to help you start your claim.
For more information please visit Personal Injury Claims
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