Pedestrian who trips on defective pavement receives four figure compensation payout
Accident Circumstances: Our client was walking along a pavement in Peterborough Road in Carshalton. As she was walking she tripped over a defect in the pavement which caused her to stumble and fall. As a result of the fall she suffered a personal injury.
Our Client’s Injuries: Injury to face,head, hand and knees.
What did Hayward Baker Solicitors do to help: One of our personal injury specialists Gary Lee who is a Chartered legal Executive took on the case on a no-win-no-fee basis and sent a letter of claim to the defendant, who admitted liability. The defendant was the local council and they were to blame because they failed to maintain the pavement in a reasonable state of repair, contrary to the duty imposed by section 41 of the Highways Act 1980.
We arranged an appointment with a medical expert who after examining our client formulated a report upon her injuries. It was this report that was used in evidence to prove our client’s injuries and to help us value her claim.
We also claimed out of pocket expenses for our client as part of her overall claim. The expenses claimed were travelling to and from medical appointments, damaged clothing and dental charges.
Resolution: Awarded £1,782.12