Tripped on a pavement – what should you do?
    November 9, 2018

    If you unlucky enough to injure yourself tripping over a broken paving slab or in a pothole, it is important to make sure you gather evidence in case your personal injury solicitor advises that you can make a claim.

    In a typical case, our personal injury solicitors advise you take the following steps:

    • Take photographs of the accident location – put a ruler or something like a matchbox or a 50p piece up against the bit you tripped on so we can how high it is sticking up
    • Take photos of the area around the bit you tripped on
    • Look around to see if there are any CCTV cameras around – if there are, make a note of where
    • Make a note of the names of anyone who witnessed the accident (or even just its aftermath)
    • If anyone passing says it’s been like that for ages, get their name and address or at least a phone number
    • Make a note of exactly where the accident happened – the number of the nearest house or the nearest shop
    • Seek medical attention as soon as possible
    • Report it to the local council or contact us and we can do that for you

    If you have been involved in a slip in a shop, contact our Personal Injury solicitors would be happy to help. The more information you can give us, the more likely it is that we can make a successful claim for you.

    The information contained in this article is intended for general guidance only. It provides useful information but it is not a substitute for obtaining legal advice as the articles do not take into account specific circumstances. So do please Contact US for legal advice on the issues raised.