PERSONAL INJURY IN PUBLIC AREAS

PERSONAL INJURY IN PUBLIC AREAS IN SOUTH AFRICA

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WHAT DO CLAIMS FOR PERSONAL INJURY IN PUBLIC AREAS ENTAIL IN SOUTH AFRICA?

Personal injuries sustained in public areas such as a shopping mall, retail store, cinema, restaurant, sports stadium, airport, casino, etc. caused by a falling object, a slippery floor or treacherous stairs may be grounds for a damages claim.

The owners or occupiers of public areas have a duty to ensure compliance with basic safety and security requirements, and to ensure proper maintenance, in order to prevent accidents. Although business owners cannot be expected to prevent every conceivable accident, they are expected to exercise such care as a reasonable, cautious person would in maintaining and safeguarding their property.

PERSONAL INJURY IN PUBLIC AREAS

WHAT INJURIES CAN YOU CLAIM FOR IN PUBLIC AREAS IN SOUTH AFRICA?

If you have suffered an injury due to the following injuries, you may have a valid claim for damages. We strongly advise seeking our legal counsel and consulting with PM Attorneys’ experienced public injury lawyers in Pretoria to ascertain if you have a case.

Examples of injuries sustained in public areas may include the following:

  • Injuries caused by slips, trips and falls in supermarkets, shopping centres, bars or cinemas.

  • Injuries caused by dangerous footpaths or pavements, potholes or tree roots.

  • Injuries caused by steps or staircases in disrepair.

  • Injuries caused by sharp objects.

WHAT CLAIMS CAN BE MADE IN RESPECT OF INJURIES SUSTAINED IN PUBLIC PLACES?

Due to the complex nature of these claims, it is advisable that you contact our expert legal team of personal injury lawyers for a consultation to enable us to determine whether you have a claim against the owner or occupier of the public area.

The following claims can be made in respect of personal injury in public areas:

  • As a result of bodily injuries, including claims for past and future medical expenses, past and future loss of earnings and pain, suffering and disfigurement (General Damages);

  • Claims for loss of support and/or funeral expenses, where a breadwinner passed away as a result of the injuries sustained.

NEED TO INSTITUTE A CLAIM FOR INJURIES SUSTAINED IN A PUBLIC AREA? CONTACT THE PREFERRED PUBLIC LIABILITY & PERSONAL INJURY LAWYERS IN SOUTH AFRICA TODAY.

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PERSONAL INJURY IN PUBLIC AREAS