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:
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.
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
18 Harrington Square
(03) 9392 9000
PO Box 448, Altona, Vic, 3018
209 Glenroy Road
Glenroy, Victoria, 3046
(03) 8311 1888
PO BOX 679, Glenroy, Vic, 3046