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Claiming for Accidents in Public Places

Have you had an injury in a public place?

Everyday in Ireland, people suffer from accidents in public places. Examples of trip, slip and fall injuries occur at all privately and publicly owned places such as footpaths, wet floors, gyms, airports, restaurants, schools and parks. An accident like this can lead to serious injury, ongoing discomfort and in some cases it could lead to disability.

If you have been unfortunate enough to suffer an injury from an accident in a public place such as a park or public building, you may be able to pursue a personal injury claim. If your accident was the result of a slip, trip or fall in a public area which is owned by a local county council you can bring a claim against this local council. It is the duty of the local council or building owner to provide a safe environment for the users of the public place.

If you, or your child have been injured in an accident in a public area, keep a record of the event; and take photographs, names and home addresses of witnesses; keep evidence of doctors visits related to the incident and keep receipts for any injury related expenses as this will be needed to prove liability. There is a 2 year time limit to making a personal injury claim from the date of the accident, so it’s advisable to seek expert legal advice as soon as you think you may have a valid public place accident claim. It’s often easier to investigate your accident claim if you begin proceedings quickly. (Children have a longer time limit. See Children involved in Accidents.)

Dedicated legal team to handle your case

At Synnott Lawline Solicitors our dedicated team deals with claims for accidents in public places on a daily basis and we have extensive experience in successfully claiming for accidents in public places. Our focus is on keeping things clear and simple for our clients so they don’t have to worry.

Common Areas for Trips and Slips in a Public Place

  • Dangerous or cracked footpaths
  • Potholes
  • Tree roots
  • Defective rails or supports
  • Slippery surfaces
  • Restaurants
  • Pubs and Clubs
  • Supermarkets & shopping centres
  • Parks
  • Train & bus stations
  • Airports
  • Gym
  • Footpaths
  • Public roads
  • Universities / Schools

Got a query about your case?

Whether your injury case is straight forward or complex, our solicitors will provide professional legal advice, guidance and support throughout your case. Simply, tell us a little bit about what happened, we will guide you through the process and tell you whether or not you can claim for injury. Contact us by phone or email 7 Days a week. Expert Legal advice as you need it.


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