Melbourne Injury Lawyers

Injured in a Public Place

Injured in a Public Place

 
 
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HAVE YOU BEEN INJURED IN A PUBLIC PLACE?

Accidents can happen anywhere, for example when shopping, playing sport or attending an event.

Sometimes these accidents occur because someone else was negligent.

If you have an accident in a public place you can only make a claim if someone else’s negligence was a cause of your accident.

 What is Negligence

 The person or organisation responsible for a public place has to take reasonable steps to make sure people who come onto their property are safe. If they don’t, they are said to have been negligent.

If someone’s negligence has caused you injury you may be able sue them for damages. Damages is money to compensate you for the loss caused by your injury. We can tell you if we think your injury has been caused by negligence.

What can be claimed

 If someone’s negligence has caused you injury you can claim the cost of:

  • medical treatment

  • lost wages (past and future)

  • the cost of care you now need from others or can no longer provide to others

 Pain and suffering, loss of enjoyment of life

 IIf you have suffered a significant injury you can also claim damages to compensate you for the pain and suffering and loss of enjoyment of life caused by your injuries. Ask us if you believe you have suffered a significant injury.

 time limits

 In most circumstances a claim for damages must be commenced within 3 years of the date of your accident (6 years for children).

 We can help you make a claim for damages.

 
 

CONTACT US FOR MORE INFORMATION

 

➤ ALTONA

18 Harrington Square
Altona, Victoria,3018

CONTACT

(03) 9392 9000

[email protected]

PO Box 448, Altona, Vic, 3018

➤ GLENROY

209 Glenroy Road
Glenroy, Victoria, 3046

CONTACT

(03) 8311 1888

[email protected]

PO BOX 679, Glenroy, Vic, 3046

➤ CLAYTON

139 Carinish Road
Clayton, Victoria, 3168

CONTACT

(03) 8526 3111

[email protected]

PO Box 5153 Clayton, Vic, 3168