Accidents in Public Places

Public places can pose significant dangers to the general public and accidents can occur. Rory Quigley & Co Solicitors has amassed a wealth of experience in dealing with cases where a client was injured* in a public place. If the accident was not the fault of the individual, they may be entitled to seek legal redress, Rory Quigley & Co Solicitors can help clients achieve the legal redress they deserve.

Common Public Place Accidents

Common accidents that happen in a public place can include slipping and/or tripping over an object that is broken or hasn’t been maintained properly. Rory Quigley & Co Solicitors has dealt with many instances where an injured individual tripped or fell due to a broken step, pothole or kerb.

Individuals or management bodies that allow public access to a property owe the general public a duty of care by maintaining the property to reasonable standards. If they’ve failed in this duty of care, an injured individual may be entitled seek legal redress.

In the event of an injury at a public place

-Evidence should be gathered concerning the accident e.g. photographs should be taken as soon as possible after the accident.

-Details of any eye witnesses’ should be gathered. These witnesses may very well become important later.

-The accident should be reported to the property’s owner or the property's management team.

-For all injured parties, medical attention should be sought immediately.

Injured in an accident? Get the right advice from Rory Quigley & Co Solicitors today. Contact us.

*Disclaimer: In contentious business, a solicitor may not calculate fess or other charges as a percentage or proportion of any award or settlement.