Unguarded drops do not simply refer to holes or trenches that do not have a fence surrounding them. Anywhere there is a significant change in elevation may be considered a drop, and if unmarked, it could cause someone to lose his or her balance and fall.
At Graham Coffey & Co, we advise and represent those who have suffered slip-and-fall accidents as a result of unguarded drops or holes. From accidents involving open service covers to street works to uneven pavement, we provide honest advice tailored to your particular situation.
We cover a range of claims covering unguarded drop injuries, including;
- Unmarked drops
- Lack of fencing or warning signs to prevent falls
- Damaged fences that may collapse, leading to a drop or fall
- Unexpected steps
- Poorly lit drops or steps
- Open manhole/service holes
- Steep terrain accidents
Accidents arising from unguarded drops are not limited to the road or pavement. Frequently accidents occur due to crumbling stiles in parklands, wastelands or open areas where people are encouraged to ramble. Other accidents happen at supermarkets, shopping centres, historic landmarks or other tourist attractions.
Wherever your accident occurred, you can be assured that Graham Coffey & Co has the expertise and knowledge to help you make a successful claim. We often work with a wide variety of consultants and professional experts to analyse evidence and build a strong claim. We then pursue compensation from all negligent parties, whether local councils, private landowners, utility companies or road repair companies.