By all means put a claim in and see a no win no fee solicitor. The fees
that the solicitor would charge would usually be about £200 per hour plus VAT
and would be recoverable if your claim is successful.
On these facts, I would not yet be booking your next summer holiday, the
proceeds of this accident because it if this went to court, because the council
will not settle, I think you have very little chance of winning.
I will explain. If it comes off the field, then it is not the council
fault, it is the owner of the field. If this is simply surface run off due to
heavy rain, then it is probably not actionable. If however someone has failed
to maintain a call that causing the flooding, it could well be actionable.
You are going to need to have to find out exactly why and where the water
What also does not help you is the fact that it appears you knew the water
was there because other people told you that it was there.
Clearly, the temperature was low and therefore a reasonable driver should
be prepared for conditions like this, although I accept that on sheet ice,
there is little a driver can do.
There has never yet been a successful claim against a local authority or
county council highways department for failing to grit a road in snow or ice
conditions. There has never been a\ succesful claim for failing to clear steps
properly, but there has been as a result
of failing to clear steps properly as a
Hazard had been created.
There is no reason not to send all the medical records and I would let them
have them freely. If you do get an offer out of them you are at liberty to
accept it or seek advice elsewhere.
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