Accident in Public Place

At Barrister-Direct, we know that when you fall in a shop, public place or a street, it can be both embarrassing and daunting. A simple injury can lead to complications and it can take months or years for your life to properly resume. Sometimes, you are left with long-lasting injuries that affect your life daily.

Local authorities, highways agencies and businesses have a duty to ensure that you’re safe and that their areas are properly maintained. If you have had an accident because they have failed to do this, our expert team can help. Our team has years of experience in dealing with local authorities, highways agencies and Defendant insurance companies, securing the best possible result for you and your future.

Whether you have previously made a claim or not, we have helped multiple clients get both the compensation, treatment and rehabilitation that they need to get on with their lives.

Book your free, no obligation telephone consultation or complete our contact form to start your claim.

What we offer:

  • No Win, No Fee
  • Specialist Personal Injury Barristers
  • Over 25 Years Experience
  • Client Focussed
  • Nationwide Service
  • Help to access rehabilitation and support

Frequently Asked Questions

As an adult, you have three years from the date of your accident to make a claim. The sooner that you get in touch, however, the easier your claim will be. This is because it is easier to gather evidence such as the photographs of where you fell or, people who may have witnessed your fall. We, at Barrister-Direct understand though that, after an accident, people are focussed on getting better. Therefore, as long as you contact us within three years, we will do our very best for you and your claim.

Yes, of course. If you had a fall and suffered an injury, you can still make a claim whether or not you’ve now recovered.

Making a Personal Injury claim can be a daunting prospect. That’s why, at Barrister-Direct, we focus on our clients to keep you updated at every stage of your claim. This includes, what we believe your claim is worth. If you’ve had an accident, you can make a claim not just for the injury, but, for any loss of earnings you suffered if you had to take time off work, any medication that you might have paid for, any taxis you had to take as you weren’t able to walk, drive or use public transport and money for any time that your family and friends have had to give up, to help you do tasks such as washing, dressing, cooking or cleaning. At Barrister-Direct, we ensure our clients get the best possible result, taking into account not just their injury but the affects and inconvenience on their lives.

There is no single answer for how long a public accident claim can take. Sometimes, the Defendant will admit that they breached their duty towards you, other times, they will not, or, if your symptoms are on-going, you will need further medical evidence or tests. On average, our clients experience conclusion of their claims between 12-18 months. During this time, we ensure that you are regularly updated about your claim, with letters, emails, telephone calls or home visits. We will also do everything we can to speed up your claim, whilst ensuring that you are getting the best possible result.

Yes, at Barrister-Direct, we work under a Conditional Fee Agreement, more commonly known as a ‘No Win No Fee Agreement.’ If you win, you will pay us a maximum of a 25% success fee, if you lose, you don’t pay us anything. It’s our promise.

When we first speak to you, we will get the details of your accident and the effects of it on your life. This will then be put forward to the Defendant in your claim. We will then contact them and see whether or not they will accept liability for your accident. Once we have the Defendant’s decision on liability, we will gather medical evidence relating to your injuries. We will appoint a Medical Expert, that is specifically qualified in your injury, to advise on exactly what injuries you have sustained, how long it will take you to recover and whether or not there will be any long-lasting effects on your life. With this information, our expert team will then proceed to settle your claim.

We will always try and negotiate your claim outside of court, to try and ensure that your claim is resolved as quickly as possible. However, if the Defendant doesn’t accept liability or doesn’t agree with our valuation of your injuries, we will start court proceedings. Only 5% of cases actually go to court, though, and we will keep you advised at all times in relation to this, and provide any support that you may need, should your claim proceed to a trial.

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