If you sustain an injury in any public place, whether that place is controlled by a private person/entity (for example, a shopping centre), or a government authority (for example, on a footpath or public park or reserve) and it can be shown that your injury happened because of someone else’s negligence then you may be entitled to make a ‘public liability’ claim for appropriate compensation.
Types of ‘public liability’ claims which can arise include:
- Dog attacks
- Slips and falls at private residences
- Slips and falls in a public place
- Boat (marine) accidents
- Sports field (school yard) accidents
- Recreational activities (for example, accidents at public pools, rock climbing, sky diving, go kart racing)
If you’ve suffered an injury as a result of someone else’s negligence, you should seek expert and experienced legal advice as soon as possible. Contact us to arrange an initial free consultation.