Accidents can occur in shops, shopping centres and other public buildings as well as on roads and pavements.
In the UK a significant proportion of accident claims involve roads and pavements. The Highway Authorities, usually the local councils, are under a duty to maintain the highways including ensuring that the highways are not dangerous as a result of the build-up of snow or ice.
In shops, shopping centres and other public buildings those occupying or owning those buildings have a duty to take such care in all the circumstances, as is reasonable, to see that you will be reasonably safe. For example, shops should expect that customers coming into their store will be looking at the products for sale and therefore not focused on the floor or looking out for low lying displays or hazards.
If you have been involved in an accident in a public place, call us now for your free consultation and we can go through the circumstances of your accident. For further information on what to do if you have an accident in a public place and to find out how we can help you, please contact our Personal Injury Team on 01279 755777 or get in touch with Jennie Jones, Head of our Personal Injury Team.