If you are seriously injured whilst using the “highways and byways” or whilst on someone else’s property and it is not your fault you may have a personal injury claim. Our dedicated team of personal injury experts have experience of dealing with a wide range of accidents in shops, factories, pubs and restaurants, leisure centres, schools, hospitals and other buildings open to the public.
Over many years we have dealt with a huge range of different types of occupier’s liability and public liability claims both in public areas and on private premises.
If you have tripped or slipped whilst using the roads or pavements it is important to find out at an early stage whether it is the local highway authority or some other organisation, for example a utility company which is responsible for the problem. If you do suffer an injury as a result of falling over then it is vital to get photographic evidence as soon as possible before any defect is repaired.
These claims often involve careful analysis of detailed records by specialist lawyers who are acknowledged as experts in their field who really know what they are looking for.
To speak to a specialist personal injury lawyer who can help with an occupier’s liability or public liability claim or any other type of personal injury claim contact us now by calling, emailing or requesting a callback.
Gerard qualified with a large regional firm in 1991. Since 1995 he has specialised exclusively on claimant personal injury work. More recently he has focused on complex higher value clinical negligence and personal injury claims.
His greatest success has been winning the high profile case of Delaney-v-The Secretary of State for Transport where after almost 9 years of litigation involving two Court of Appeal hearings and an application to the Supreme Court he was finally able to establish that the Motor Insurers’ Bureau Agreement was incompatible with EEC law. As a direct result of the decision in this case the agreement has had to be amended to the benefit of many future victims of uninsured drivers.
Gerard is a member of the Law Society’s Personal Injury Panel and he appears in the latest Legal 500 rankings in the fields of personal injury and clinical negligence.
Gerard’s other professional qualifications include a Diplome D’Etudes Juridiques Francaises from Strasbourg University.
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