Who’s at Fault?
If you have suffered a personal injury, it could mean that anyone responsible for that public place has failed to fulfil their duty to protect you. Who exactly should be held to account for this will depend on where the accident occurred.
It is the responsibility of the company, governing body, or individual who owns (and/or manages) the public area to maintain it in such a way that it is suitable for use by the general public. Therefore, they are responsible for any accidents that occur on their premises.
Owners of property which is accessible to the general public should have adequate insurance coverage that can be used to compensate members of the public in the unfortunate event they sustain an injury whilst on the property due to negligence.
Our dedicated public liability solicitors in Melbourne are known experts in their field. We help everyday Australians who find themselves in unfortunate circumstances by ensuring they receive the proper care and compensation they deserve. Call us today on 1800 927 272 for a free, confidential chat with one of our experienced Melbourne public liability lawyers.
Making a public liability claim
In a public liability claim, you will need to prove that your injury suffered was “caused by a breach in the duty of care owed to you by the entity responsible for the area in which you were injured”. In simplified terms, the key elements a public liability lawyer has to prove for a successful public liability claim are:
• That the individual or organisation at fault owed you a duty of care;
• That the individual or organisation breached that duty of care due to negligence;
• As a result of their negligence, you were hurt and suffered a loss.
See the FAQ section below “What will I be entitled to?” on what sort of loss, as mentioned above, you can potentially claim under public liability.
Get in touch with our expert public liability solicitors who will guide you through your claim to ensure you know about your rights and entitlements - call us today on 1800 927 272.