Proving Liability for an Accident

Making a claim against the local council is not easy if you have sustained injuries in an accident that took place on a property that is owned or maintained by the local council.  Therefore, it is essential that you take the steps necessary to prove liability.

If the local council has failed to maintain a public area such as a foot path or a pavement safely and if you have been injured as a result, the first thing that you need to do is obtain witness contact details.

If there were no witnesses present at the time of the incident or if you do not have their contact details, you must try to find out if people living nearby the area are aware of the hazard.  For example, you can ask employees in offices around the area or residents whether they are aware of the hazard present and how long the hazard has been there.

To help your case, you must obtain photographs of the cause of the accident.  You must ensure that you place suitable objects such as a coin or a match box near the defect so that the approximate size can be measured.  These photographs can be used as evidence when you make a claim. It is also essential that you put the date at the back of the photographs.

You must also document any expenses that you have incurred as a result of your injury.  You must retain receipts and invoices of your losses.

If the police was called to the scene, you must obtain the incident number.

You must seek the services of expert solicitors so that your claim can be handled in an appropriate manner.

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