Personal Injury Lawyers in Brisbane
Public Liability (Slip and Fall Accidents)
Public liability or slip and fall accidents include accidents that happen in a public place or on someone else's property. Common injuries include back, leg and arm injuries from falls and other types of accidents. In order to have a worthwhile claim you need to be able to show that the owner or occupier of the property where you were injured was responsible for your accident in some way (i.e. you need to be able to prove negligence).Our personal injury lawyers in Brisbane can help you do this.
What Can I Claim?
In regard to a public liability claim, compensation may include amounts for:-
- Economic Loss (or loss of income);
- Medical and Hospital Expenses (past and future);
- Rehabilitation Expenses (past and future);
- An amount for care and services provided by family members or professional carers; and
- An amount for pain and suffering.
However this list is not extensive and the type and amount of compensation claimable will depend on each individual case. Our personal injury lawyers will give you more information.
What Kind of Accidents Can I Claim For?
- Slip and fall accidents;
- Accidents in public places such as Council land or shopping centres;
- Accidents occurring on someone else's property;
- Accidents on boats or planes;
- Accidents at Schools;
- Accidents caused by contractors or incorrect signage;
- Injuries caused by products you have purchased or used; and
- Accidents at restaurants or recreational venues.
This list is not extensive. If you have been injured in an accident of any sort, which you do not believe to be your fault, then please call our personal injury solicitors in Brisbane to discuss your legal rights.
How Do We Charge?
We offer free initial consultations for all public liability enquiries. We also work on a 'No Win, No Fee' basis for claims that we agree to run. This means that we will not require any payment from you in regard to our fees, unless we obtain a successful outcome. We may also cover the cost of outlays on your behalf throughout the running of your claim. Outlays include expenses such as medical reports, the cost of obtaining medical records, barrister fees and Court fees.
Why Should I Consult a Lawyer?
There are strict time limits that apply to making a claim for personal injury in Queensland. Therefore, you should consult with a personal injury lawyers as soon as possible after your accident in order to ensure that your legal rights are being protected.
The law is often complicated and confusing for someone who is not familiar with how it works. Further, Insurance companies are not on your side and it is not their job to ensure that your legal rights are being protected. Therefore, in order to ensure that your legal rights are being protected and that you get the maximum compensation that you are legally entitled to, you should obtain legal advice as soon as possible.
Who Am I Suing?
Often the owner or occupier of the premises will have public liability insurance and the claim will be made against their insurance company. If you have been injured in an accident in a public place or on someone else's property then you should talk to a lawyer as soon as possible, so that important evidence is not lost.
If you wish to discuss any of the above in more detail or have further questions then please contact our personal injury lawyers on 1300 884 931.