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ACCIDENTS IN PUBLIC PLACES

If you have been injured in a public place, you may be able to persue a claim for compensation, if the accident was the fault of whoever is responsible for the area where the accident occurred. 

The responsible person/body is usually the owner or tenant of the public place. They have responsibility in law to ensure that they have taken all reasonable steps to make the premises safe for visitors.

Examples of public places where accidents may occur are:

  • Supermarkets;
  • Shops;
  • Car-parks;
  • Shopping Centres;
  • Hospitals;
  • Offices;
  • Theatres;
  • Cinemas;
  • Restaurants and Pubs.

If you have had an accident in a public places please ensure that the following steps are taken:

  • Report your accident to the owner or their employee;
  • Ensure an accident report is completed;
  • Write your own version of events and keep it in a safe place;
  • Take detailed photographs of the accident scene;
  • Obtain contact details of any witnesses;
  • Find out if there is CCTV of your accident.

Feedback from real clients:

 

"I would recommend TMJ to anyone. Lyn and Natalie have been fantastic - spot on. A big thank you. If I need a solicitor again I would use you." 

To get in touch with us regarding any of the areas below please contact: Lyn Ryan




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