Tripping Claim Against The Council – £7000 Settlement
Caroline Preece asked us to deal with her tripping claim against the council.
She was walking her dog with her young children when she was involved in an accident.
Caroline caught her left foot on the edge of a pothole whilst crossing the road.
Her left knee gave way and she fell to the ground.
Call us now to get free advice 0333 006 6266
Claiming For A Tripping Accident – The Law
The council has a legal duty under the Highways Act to maintain the roads and pavements in their area.
If you have been injured because they have failed to meet that duty you may have grounds for a claim.
But the council only have to be reasonable, not perfect.
So in the case of a pothole accident it is necessary for the pothole to be an inch deep or more.
And the council won’t be liable if they have a reasonable system of inspection and maintenance.
So claiming against the council for a pothole accident can be difficult.
It is very important to choose a solicitor who is experienced in claims against the council.
Mulderrigs have been dealing with tripping accident claims against the council for over thirty years.
Caroline’s Tripping Accident Claim
Caroline showed us photographs of the pothole which caused the accident.
It was very deep and had obviously been there for a long time.
So we were sure that Caroline had good grounds for making a claim.
We were happy to take on Caroline’s claim.
And we agreed to work on “no win no fee” terms.
Councils usually fight these cases.
But when they saw the photographs the council quickly admitted liability for the accident.
Caroline damaged the ligaments around her knee in the accident.
She was unable to weight bear and had to use crutches for a while.
Caroline needed a lot of physiotherapy and it took her some time to get back to full fitness.
We obtained a helpful report from a medical expert in support of the claim.
The council then agreed to negotiate with us.
We helped Caroline settle her claim for £7000.
So call us now to get free advice about your pavement accident claim 0333 006 6266