Trip & Slip - FAQs
Am I entitled to make a trip or slip claim?
If you were involved in an accident due to a defective pathway for example, then you should be able to make a claim. The local authority generally has 6 months to carry out inspections to ensure that all of their property is maintained to a safe standard. If you have a witness to state that this is not the case, then you could bring forward a claim.
What if the Council repaired the defect?
If the council have repaired the defect that caused your accident, you can still make a claim. You will need some photographs and a witness to support this, as the solicitors will require the necessary evidence.
Can I claim against the Council?
If you have the necessary photographs and witness details, then you should be able to make a claim against the council. It also strengthens your claim if you can prove that the defect was complained about prior to your accident, but no action was taken.
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