Public Liability Claims
We specialise in public liability claims.
We have a passion for supporting pedestrians, cyclists, and other road users whose safety has not been ensured by public authorities.
Councils, highways authorities and local authorities have a duty to ensure the safety of all road users on the public highway. This includes public roads, pavements and other areas which are maintainable at public expense. This duty is imposed by the Highways Act 1980. Our specialist team has successfully supported clients in securing compensation when public authorities fall short of their duties.
When you suffer an injury in accident that could have been prevented, we know it can have a huge impact on your life. Our expert team are here to help.
What is considered a dangerous defect or hazard?
To pursue a claim, we would establish whether the defect or hazard which caused the accident was dangerous and over the required measurements. Courts tend to use the following measurements as guidelines:
- A rise or depression of more than 1 inch (25mm) on a footpath
- A rise or depression of more than 2 inches (50mm) on the carriageway
What evidence do I need to support my public liability claim?
If you believe that you have been involved in this type of accident, we may be able to assist you in pursuing a claim for compensation. To ensure that your case gets off to the best start, it would be helpful if you could:
- Make sure that you have the correct date and location where the accident happened
- Take the details of the nearest house or landmark to help us find who is responsible
- Take photos showing the cause of the accident and any potential hazard or defect