Have you had a trip or slip accident in a supermarket or whilst out walking on pavements or roads?
If so, the most important evidence can be either CCTV footage or witness statements – or a combination of both – which will counter documentary evidence provided by the defendants.
All supermarkets are legally obliged to ensure their stores are clean and safe. If they fail to uphold this responsibility and, as a result, you have an accident causing injury, you will be able to claim compensation for the injuries you sustained and other financial losses incurred due to the accident.
In order to value a client’s injury claim it is not sufficient just to tell the other side the nature of the injuries and expect the parties to come to an accurate valuation. I will need to arrange a medical examination from a suitably qualified medical expert.
Fairgrounds & amusement parks have a duty of care to their visitors
Many of you would have read about the terrible accident on the Smiler ride at Alton Towers in which four people sustained serious personal injuries after two carriages collided at one of the lower sections of the track.
I am regularly advised by clients they believe that they’ve sustained a psychiatric injury as a result of an accident.
In English law a psychiatric injury is known as nervous shock. Often it is caused by being involved in an accident but it also covers witnessing an accident.
The SARAH bill will ensure that good samaritans are not sued if they perform first aid in an emergency situation.
The Social Action, Responsibility and Heroism Act received Royal Assent on 12th February 2015. The Bill was to make provision as to matters to which a court must have regard in determining a claim in negligence or breach of statutory duty.
Answer 2 – gathering evidence of any vehicles involved
If you have sustained a personal injury in a cycling accident involving a vehicle it’s very important to gather it’s registration number. In fast moving situations, especially if you’ve just been hit by a vehicle then accurately recording this information can be very difficult.
Answer 1 – gathering witness details
If you have sustained a personal injury in a cycling accident and there are witnesses, it is extremely important that you collect their contact details. A witness could be another cyclist, motorist, a passenger in a car or a passing pedestrian.
I met up with a client recently who had instructed me very late in the day having represented himself for over three years. The client had drafted his own schedule of losses which he needed to serve on the other party’s solicitors.
QUESTION: Can a tweet be used as evidence in a personal injury case?
For example a health and safety issue is reported to a company via their official Twitter account which they publicise as an official support channel. They acknowledge the tweet (by replying) but then don’t take action on the issue.
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