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Claim for Tripping Over a Pothole in a Supermarket Car Park

Do I need to make a claim for tripping over a pothole in a car park, or am I likely to be offered compensation for my broken ankle?

It is possible that the supermarket’s insurance company will contact you directly and offer you compensation for having tripped on a pothole in an car park, although it is probable that you will need to make a claim for tripping over a pothole in an car park in order to recover compensation for your injuries.

Tripping in a supermarket car park

Tripping in a supermarket car park

Making a claim for having tripped on a pothole in a car park does not mean that you will have to go to court to have your case decided, as it may be possible to negotiate a suitable settlement with the supermarket’s insurance company. If evidence of negligence by the store manager is collected promptly – while it still exists – it will maximise the probability of liability for your injury being accepted. When liability for an injury is accepted, it is usually possible for a settlement of compensation to be negotiated without the involvement of the courts.

The process of claiming compensation for a supermarket accident starts with the issuing of a letter of claim to the negligent third party responsible for the accident; in your case this would be the store manager for failing to repair the pothole. The letter of claim outlines the injuries that have been sustained, why they are believed to have resulted from negligence by the store manager and evidence of negligence is also listed in the letter of claim.

When the letter of claim is received, the store manager will notify the insurance company that provides the company’s public liability insurance policy. The insurer will assess the strength of the case and the probability of it being able to successfully defend the claim for tripping over a pothole in an car park. The insurer will look at the evidence of negligence that has been collected, and a decision will be made about whether or not to accept liability for the accident. If liability is accepted, negotiations on the amount of compensation for a trip on a pothole in a supermarket can commence between your solicitor and supermarket’s insurance company.

If you completed an accident book report after your trip and fall, it is possible that the supermarket’s insurance company will already have been notified about your injury. If you are contacted directly by your supermarket’s insurance company and are offered compensation for a trip on a pothole, it is important that you have any offer to settle your case independently assessed by a personal injury solicitor.

When insurance companies contact accident victims directly with an offer of compensation there is considerable potential for claims to be undersettled. Insurance companies often offer very low levels of compensation in exchange for a quick settlement. It may be in your best interests to make a legal claim even if you receive an offer from an insurance company to ensure you receive an adequate amount of compensation for your injuries.