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If you have had any kind of injury on property that is owned by the local authority, you could be able to make a compensation claim against the council if you can prove it has been negligent.
Many public areas are owned and maintained by the council; the following are types of claims that are made frequently against a local authority:
Like most other types of personal injury claim, those against a council must be started within three years of the accident happening or within the three years after you first had knowledge of your injuries. Again, like all other successful personal injury cases, it must be clearly proven that there was a third party to blame for your accident.
Evidence is also helpful in many personal injury cases. If you can obtain photographs then this can be pivotal in proving negligence. Taking pictures of a defect in the road or pavement, gaining relevant witness statements, as well as names and addresses of witnesses and other parties involved in a road accident, are all useful in ensuring there is no uncertainty about liability.
If you believe you have been injured as a result of negligence from the council, it is first of all advisable to speak to a personal injury lawyer about your case. Jefferies no win, no fee solicitors have an expert and friendly team who will be more than happy to discuss your case in more detail. If you would like further advice on making personal injury claims against local council authorities please call us on 0800 342 3206 or get in touch online.