Accidents in Public Places

Every year thousands of people are injured as a result of accidents in public

Trips and falls account for around half of these injuries.

Accident in public places are often due to potholes, uneven paving slabs, poorly repaired roads and pavements or wet and slippery floor surfaces. Whether you are walking along the pavement or visiting a shop, supermarket or restaurant you have a right to expect that public places will be safe.

If you have been injured as a result of an accident in a public place, please do not hesitate to contact Sarah Young on 01484 558 838 for a free 30 minute consultation.

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Recent cases
  • We have acted for numerous clients who have been injured in public places. These clients have tripped over protruding paving stones or in holes left after street furniture has been removed. We have acted for clients who have tripped over or slipped in shops or supermarkets or where items have fallen from shelving onto them. Some of these people sustained serious injuries and received substantial damages.
  • We have acted for a person who was appearing in a dress rehearsal as the bottom half of an eight foot woman when he failed to see the edge of the theatre stage in the subdued lighting and because there was no edging to the stage. As a result he and the lady he was carrying fell into the orchestra pit and sustained several injuries.
  • We have acted for a lady who fell in a garden centre cafe when the chair she sat on collapsed. She sustained injuries which exacerbated her previous medical condition.

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  • I just wanted to thank you for all the work you have done recently on behalf of me and my late mother. You activated the power of attorney my late mother had set up some years ago, you organised with a colleague the sale of her home and, latterly, you sorted out the probate on her estate. I’m hoping that I won’t have the need of your services again, in the near future anyway, but I do appreciate your expertise and the very friendly and personal way in which you have handled these matters.

  • To all who were dealing with my mother’s estate, I just want to thank you for all the support you have given me throughout from my mother making this Will with you. It has been a very difficult situation to have been in all these years, trying to get people to listen to me but I got there in the end and you were the people who actually listened.

    Thursday 27 November 2014

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