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Faulty Footpaths

In a large number of cases, when an individual is fatally injured in a road accident, people often tend to say that it was the pedestrian’s fault. Any accident involving a pedestrian and a negligent driver, the driver may be able to escape injuries and recover from the accident unscathed. But it is usually the pedestrian who is held at blame, although he is the one who has to suffer the maximum injuries which may even prove fatal in some cases.
It goes without saying that most of the pedestrian accidents taking place all over the world are caused because of negligent or rash driving. However there is one another reason which accounts for a large number of pedestrian accidents i.e. faulty footpaths. Footpaths are the correct path which is reserved only for the pedestrians for their commuting purposes, so that they end up walking on streets and causing more accidents. However, with the large number of faulty footpaths all over, it seems that these footpaths are the prime reason for causing pedestrian accidents rather than preventing them.

One may blame the civic authorities for the faulty condition of these footpaths, but the point remains that it is the general public which gets injured and victimised in the pedestrian accidents, not the civic authorities. Faulty footpaths with open manholes, broken paths and littered with garbage need to be properly taken care of. An individual walking on the footpath cannot always walk while looking downwards, checking out for any potential faults in their path. As a result, they are often caught unawares and end up injuring themselves, courtesy the broken tiles on the path or open holes.
The injuries caused by faulty footpaths could range from minor bruises to near fatal ones where a person may possibly even lose their life after falling in a deep, open manhole. Thus it is necessary for individuals to ask for necessary compensation for personal injuries caused because of faulty footpaths. There are a number of compensation attorneys who can help an individual to win back their deserving claims. Compensation claims in the case of pedestrian accidents can be required by the victim to provide for medical expenses, present and future loss of income and the pain and injury suffered by the injured pedestrian. In most of the cases, the liability rests with the concerned authorities to provide for the compensation and the compensation attorneys help them to keep these authorities on their toes and make them aware of the rights of the general public which uses these faulty footpaths.

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Mrs J tripped on a pothole whilst crossing a service road running parallel to a main road, fracturing her shoulder, wrist and ankle. The Council initially denied full liability for her accident alleging Mrs J was partly to blame for not avoiding the pothole. Cooks arranged a Conference with a barrister and on his advice rejected this. After intense negotiations Mrs J was awarded £17,000.00 she said:
"I had help from the start regarding my claim and found the advice very reassuring. I have never had to make a claim before so was apprehensive but you did a lot to alleviate my worries. Thanks again for all your help and support."
Mrs J from London

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Examples of Compensation Awards for Injury Claims*
Serious Back Injury
Wrist Injury
Serious Neck Injury
Serious Hand Injury
Ankle Injury
Serious Knee Injury
Serious Head Injury

*damages for loss of earnings and other losses and expenses are commonly paid in addition to the injury award and will vary in each case