All local authorities have a strict duty of care to ensure that all public highways and areas that they control are safe. How far the duty extends and whether a council will concede liability for your accident will really depend on a number of factors. It will depend upon the type of accident you’ve been involved in, when the area in question was last inspected, and whether satisfactory maintenance has been arranged and completed.
Another common cause of injury in public is when people slip on ice. There is a lot of debate as to whether a local authorities duty extends to dealing with ice on a blanket basis. The local authority are under a duty to grit when the weather results in ice, but each and every case has to be considered carefully, and prospects of success must be reviewed to establish whether you have a good chance of being successful.
If you’ve suffered injury as a result of local authority negligence or breach of duty, then please call us free today on 08000 886644 or complete our claim form and we’ll call you back.