Our client was a pedestrian who was walking back to her car, which was parked in a multi storey Car Park, when she tripped on an uneven surface on the walkway between the cars, which was not clearly marked with paint as other similar areas in the car park were. She sustained injuries to both knees, one of which subsequently became infected, requiring antibiotics and physiotherapy treatment, the other requiring an MRI scan and she suffered symptoms from her injuries for nearly two and a half years following the accident. We were able to recover personal injury compensation for her of £1,840.
A brief summary of events is set out below.
Date of Accident: March 2012
Time between formal instruction and successful conclusion: Our client had originally instructed another firm of solicitors to make her Personal Injury Claim, however they subsequently closed their business in September 2013 and asked us to take over her case. Once we had received full instructions from the client, we reviewed the progress of the case to date, obtained our client’s medical records and arranged for her to see a medical expert who could prepare a report detailing her injuries, the symptoms she suffered and ongoing treatment required as a result of her accident.
How the claim proceeded: When we took over the case, the opponent had already denied any liability for the accident, so we contacted them with our findings and our client’s medical evidence.
Were Court proceedings necessary?: Yes. The opponent continued to deny any liability for the accident and failed to respond to us with an explanation as to why other similar areas of the car park were clearly marked with paint, but the area where our client fell was not, so we had no option but to commence court proceedings against them.
Was a trial necessary?: No, just prior to the trial date being set, the opponents solicitors contacted us with an offer of financial settlement, which our client was happy to accept.
Outcome: The client secured £1,500 for her injuries and £340 for her financial losses, including reimbursement for a holiday our client was unable to go on just after her accident, as a result of her knee injuries.
Comment: Whenever you are visiting a public building or in this case a car park, the owners or occupiers have a responsibility to ensure that you can do so safely. If the area of ground our client had fallen on had been clearly marked with painted warning strips, as other similar areas of the car park had been, this accident would never have happened and our client would not have been injured.
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