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Falls on Private Land
If you have slipped or fallen on private land, who do you turn to for legal advice?
Should you fall on a public footpath, it is clear that the local authority responsible for maintaining the pavement is the organisation that should be held accountable for your accident. If your injury has occurred on private land, however, it is sometimes deemed as more complex to determine who exactly should be held responsible for the accident.
In fact, the rules are much the same. As with a fall on public property, the owner or individual controlling the property in which you suffer your injury should know about the dangerous condition which likely caused it. Failure to do so could hold them liable to a personal injury claim being made against them.
Under section two of The Occupiers Liability Act 1957, it is the duty of the occupier of the private land (whether they live in, control or own the premises) to keep lawful visitors safe. This law also states that the occupier is responsible for not leaving any hazards on the land which could result in injury.
If you or your loved one has suffered an injury on private land and you’d like to discuss your legal options, give our experienced team of personal injury solicitors a call on 0800 122 3130 or contact us online.
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