When you are walking across the car park, the chances are your attention will be focused on your surroundings rather than on the pavement in front of you. Pavement failures, potholes or debris in the car park can pose significant risk to pedestrians, who may be watching for other hazards or minding their trolleys or children.
At Graham Coffey & Co, we provide detailed legal services for those who have suffered serious injuries in slip-and-fall accidents and other accidents in car parks at supermarkets, shopping centres, airports, train stations and other public car parks. Some of the most common car park accidents are caused by:
- Damaged pavement or kerbstones
- Raised or hidden manhole/service covers
- Poorly lit surfaces, so you cannot see obstacles
- Poor surface maintenance
- Debris or broken glass from overturned rubbish bins or recycling bins
- Failure to properly salt and grit surfaces during winter/icy conditions
- Oil or petrol spills creating slick surfaces
Injuries caused by debris or pavement failures can range from simple strains or sprains to more serious lacerations from broken glass or even fractures. No injury is too small for our firm, and we will help you seek maximum compensation for any injuries caused by the negligent management of a car park area.
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The Occupiers' Liability Act 1957 places the duty on property owners or occupiers to ensure the safe passage of lawful visitors to the premises. This includes regular inspection and maintenance of car parks and public walkways. When inspection recommendations are ignored or maintenance is neglected, our Manchester solicitors specialising in car park injuries provide experienced advice and representation for those injured by owner negligence.