People can trip, fall and encounter serious injuries on uneven pavements on both private and public proeprty. Read on to learn more about how you may be able to obtain damages for injuries you have suffered.
Uneven pavements are not only dangerous to visitors, pedestrians and others on public and private proeprty, there are more hazards than you would think ranging from, gaps, cracks, differing heights and other potentially dangerous circumstances. A fall or a trip on an uneven pavement may result in not only injries but sometimes lifesaving treatment will be required. Amazingly, fractures an d even brain injuries are not that uncommon and can even be fatal. But maybe this is not surprising when you consider pavements and soil can suffer from weather erosion, contracting and expanding cement as well as poorly built and maintained pavements.
Pulling Into And Out Of Parking Spots
Sometimes accidents happen when a pair of vehicles are reversing out from spots on the opposing sides of an identical parking lane. In this case, fault can be difficult to ascertain as both drivers have the obligation to ensure it is reasonable safe to back into the lane of traffic before they commence the manouver. When one of the vehicles has commenced backing up, the other driver should take reasonable levels of care to make sure they are observing the other vehicle. When the driver does not do this, they may be at fault.
If you were on private proeprty when suffering an injury, you may be in a position to have a claim against the owner of said proeprty, the manager of the proeprty or whoever is responsible for the upkeep of the property. In situations where you were on public property, liek a park or a sidwalk, you may have a claim against the munipality responsible for the upkeep of the property.
It is possible to receive compensation for injuries caused by an uneven pavement like treatment and medical care as well as medical expenses tha tare related that may be incurred in the future. Other damages may include, loss of earning capacity, loss of income and suffering and pain. Usually you have four years from the date of the incident to file a claim.
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