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Compensation for Tripping Over a Pothole in an Asda Supermarket Car Park

I want to claim compensation for tripping over a pothole in an Asda supermarket car park. I sprained my wrist very badly when I fell, can you tell me if I will be entitled to make a claim against the supermarket?

It is possible to claim compensation for tripping over a pothole in an Asda supermarket car park as the duty of care owed to customers by the supermarket branch manager extends to the car park. It is the responsibility of the store manager to ensure that all areas of the store and the grounds can be used safely, and that visitors to the supermarket – including its car park – are not placed at an excessive risk of being injured by visiting the store.

Trip hazard in a supermarket

Trip hazard in a supermarket

Under this duty of care the store manager must arrange regular inspections of the car park to ensure hazards such as potholes can be identified and acted upon within a reasonable time frame. If the supermarket manager did not organise regular inspections, it would be classed as negligence – as would the failure to make repairs within a reasonable time frame or at least to have taken steps to alert customers to the risk of tripping and falling.

After you tripped and fell in an Asda car park there are two actions which must be taken promptly to ensure the right to make a supermarket car park accident claim is not lost. The first – and most important – is to seek medical attention for your injuries. After suffering a severe wrist sprain in a fall, it is probable that you would have visited the local hospital for treatment or at least seen a doctor to have your injuries assessed. Your medical history should therefore contain a record of your injuries. When a claim for a trip on a pothole in an Asda car park is made, medical records need to be used as proof of injury.

It is also important that the accident is reported to the store manager, and it is customary to do this by making an accident report in the store’s ‘Accident Book’. If you went into the store after you tripped and fell in an Asda car park to make a complaint or to call an ambulance, there is a possibility that the accident will have been recorded by a member of staff. However, you should return to the store to ensure a report has been made. The accident book report will be used as proof that the accident occurred within the stores grounds — where a duty of care is owed to you by the store manager – when you claim compensation for an Asda cark park trip and fall.

After you have reported the accident, it is advisable to contact a personal injury solicitor to discuss claiming compensation for tripping over a pothole in an Asda supermarket car park. It is your responsibility to prove negligence in a claim for a trip on a pothole in an Asda car park, and a solicitor will assist you with collecting evidence and building a strong case against the supermarket. You will also receive specific legal advice about the steps that must be taken in order to initiate a supermarket car park accident claim and will have your right to take legal action confirmed.