Accidents on a Footpaths
When using a Council park or pathway for fun, exercise, or your journey, the last thing you expect is to suffer a serious injury. There can be many circumstances that can lead to some sort of injury such as: A trip due to a broken footpath, a fall due to a dodgy drainage pipeline, covers, or boxes that are covered by grass and the list goes on.
If you are victim to an accident that you believe would not have occurred if there was more care taken then you should report the incident to the council. Photographic evidence is very important To show ‘the precise location of the accident and to paint a clearer picture of what has occurred and that could have been prevented. A doctor will need to investigate the injury sustained, provide a diagnosis and indicate if the injury will be ongoing or permanent to pursue a Common Law Claim.
If you find that the injury is going to lead to ongoing treatment or permanent impairment then you need to seek legal advice. Legal specialists with investigate the claim and find negligence. If there is negligence found then you may have rights to pursue a Common Law Claim which can assist you with past and future, medical expenses, out of pocket expenses, economic loss and pain and suffering.