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A trip accident is an accident that has occurred whilst walking on the public highway (pavement) if you have tripped over a raised flagstone, or a defect on the pavement and suffered an injury as a result of it, you may be able to make a claim against the local council, the council have a duty of care to the general public, any defects on the pavements are the responsibility of the local council, and it is the local council who are responsible for the repairs, in any event if you have been involved in trip related accident the first step to making a successful claim is to contact Hamilton Douglas Legal, we offer a free initial consultation and using our Personal injury calculator we can give you an approximate valuation on your claim.
Claiming compensation will help you get back on the road to recovery faster, as we can help with all private physiotherapy, and associated costs.
The first step is to contact us for a free initial assessment of your claim, this is to make sure that you understand the process clearly and know exactly what to expect after a claim has been made on your behalf.
We will advise you how much compensation you could expect to receive and the how long the process will take.
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THE CLAIMS PROCESS
After speaking to one of our defective pavement accident claims specialists we will put you through to one of our expert solicitors, they will discuss the claim further with you and will answer any questions you may have, the No Win No fee agreement will be explained to you in simple terms and your claim will then be set up. Your solicitor will then make contact with the at fault insurance company usually the local council and initiate the claim. The solicitor will keep you updated throughout the claim process until the claim has been settled and you are satisfied with the outcome.
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HOW LONG DO I HAVE TO MAKE A CLAIM FOR A TRIP ACCIDENT?
According to Scottish Law, you have 3 years in which to intimate a car accident claim with the at fault party, we advise the claim should be intimated as soon as possible.
If a child under the age of 16 is involved in a road traffic accident, they usually have 3 years to make claim following their 16th birthday.
So why wait? Contact us today to get the compensation you deserve.
HOW LONG WILL IT TAKE BEFORE I RECEIVE MY COMPENSATION?
Every case is different, there are a number of factors that affect the time it takes to settle a defective pavement accident injury claim, a few are mentioned below :
The circumstances of the accident
Whether the identity of the third party is known
How long it takes to gather all medical evidence
The type and length of injuries sustained
Whether the at fault party accepts liability
CAN I CLAIM?
If your trip accident took place within the last three years, wasn’t your fault, and you suffered injury as a result of it, then get in touch right away, we can help you make a successful claim for compensation, whats more we can tell you if you can make a successful claim usually within 2 mins, so why wait? Claim today to see if you can make a claim for your injuries.
HOW MUCH IS MY CLAIM WORTH?
In general, the more severe your injury and length of suffering, the higher amount of compensation you can expect to receive.
The more severe the injuries, the more compensation you can expect to receive, this is partly due to the affect it would have had on your lifestyle, social life, work, and in some cases personal relationships. But don’t worry we are here to support and assist you, to get the right help at the right time, this would include private physiotherapists, and professional medical experts.
GENERAL DAMAGES / SOLATIUM
General damages is the amount awarded for the pain and suffering following an accident, in Scotland this is known as Solatium, interestingly the word Solatium is derived from Latin. Please refer to the Personal Injury Calculator below to see the level of compensation you could expect to receive for Solatium.
SPECIAL DAMAGES (OUT OF POCKET EXPENSES)
Following a trip accident, you may have incurred additional expenses as a result of the accident, this might include things like damage sustained to your property, clothing, along with transport costs for medical treatment. As all these expenses have incurred as a result of the accident, Hamilton Douglas Legal can recover these costs for you, we strongly advise you to keep all your receipts for your expenses, as these costs may be reimbursed by the third party.
LOSS OF EARNINGS
If you have been involved in a taxi accident and suffered injury, you may have to take time off work to help with your recovery, unfortunately in some cases this could lead to a loss or a reduction in wages and/or loss of overtime, in turn this could lead to financial hardship and have an effect on your quality of life, we can help you recover all your loss of earnings from the at fault party as this is your legal right, even if the at fault party was your employer.
WHY USE HAMILTON DOUGLAS LEGAL?
We understand what you are going through, which is why we have expert taxi solicitors on our panel, to secure you the maximum amount of compensation, in the shortest possible time, along with all private treatment.
We have one of the largest panel of solicitors, covering the whole of Scotland and ready to assist you in making a No Win No Fee claim, if your claim is unsuccessful you don’t pay us a penny.
Get in touch today on 0141 2801112 to speak to one of our legal advisors, who will be happy to assist you in making a claim, alternatively fill out our short enquiry form, or “Make a Claim” section on the homepage.
HOW OUR SPECIALIST TEAM HELPS YOU
We have years of experience dealing with trip related claims, which has given us the knowledge that we need to successfully win your case. Our team will gather all of the evidence needed, provide you with best private medical experts, and secure the maximum amount of compensation, we will handle the process from the beginning to the end, keeping you informed every step of the way.