Every day in Queensland many people trip and fall on the footpath. Many bounce back up again but some suffer very nasty personal injuries. If you have suffered under similar circumstances, we may be able to help with your personal injury claims Brisbane and beyond.
If you trip and fall on the footpath and suffer from an injury you should seek advice from a specialist personal injury lawyer, who has expertise in seeking compensation for personal injury claims Brisbane and beyond Your lawyer will be able to advise you as to whether you have a claim, the prospects of success, how to bring the claim and then act for you to move the claim forward.
Your claim will be under the Personal Injuries Proceedings Act and the limitation period is three years from the date of the injury. Your claim will be against the local Council and, if a contractor was doing work on the footpath, the contractor.
Claims for personal injuries arising from footpath incidents are very difficult. Usually, the Council will deny liability and not make any offer to settle and defend the claim vigorously. Over the years many of these claims have failed and been dismissed by the Courts.
The claims that generally fail are those where the trip has occurred on a small raised area of concrete or a gap between the concrete and the grass.
To win a claim like this you usually have to prove that the Council knew of the hazard on the footpath and did nothing about it or did a positive act on the footpath and this created a danger. For example, if the Council removed part of the footpath and did not place barricades around it and you fell over at night that would be a good claim.
Every claim must be looked at on its own facts and it is therefore important that you seek urgent advice from a specialist personal injury lawyer.
Your Claim Lawyers specialise in personal injury claims in Brisbane and beyond, and have conducted many footpath claims over many years. Please call us on 1800 968 725 or 0400 839 314 for a free consultation.