9th June 2015
If you have decided to make a compensation claim following a personal injury then you may be wondering where to…
If you’ve been injured in an accident caused by Halfords’ negligence, make a claim for compensation with Clearwater Solicitors! We can help you win a compensation claim against Halfords and receive every penny you deserve – just call us on 08000 430 430 or fill in our online enquiry form to get started!
As a store selling bicycle and car products, Halfords must ensure that all of its operations are as safe as possible and that its customers are not put at risk as a result of its activities. When it fails to do so, the consequences can be severe, and it can find itself liable for accidents that occur outside of its premises as well as inside.
Some compensation claims Halfords could see include:
– Professional negligence claims
Halfords offers MOTs, car repairs, car servicing, bicycle repairs and bicycle servicing. It should complete all of these jobs to a high standard, ensuring it does not leave customers in danger through poor car repairs. As a result, Halfords can be liable in car accident claims and bicycle accident claims caused by professional negligence.
– Product liability claims
As Halfords sells bicycles, bicycle equipment, car equipment and other items, it can be liable for the quality of these products and responsible for any accidents that occur due to the proper use of them. These could be accidents caused by braking problems, technical problems and a range of other failings.
Although Halfords sells potentially dangerous products, one of the key dangers in all retailers is that of slips and trips. Litter and mess on floors, poor cleaning systems, wet floors, uneven flooring and a range of other risk factors can lead to slips and trips at Halfords. The company must put systems in place to prevent these incidents from arising and leading to accidents at Halfords compensation claims.
An 11-year-old boy from Pontypridd had their bicycle serviced at Halfords, but the brakes did not work properly. He broke two ribs and ruptured his spleen, which had to be removed. As a result, the victim must take penicillin every day and will continue to do so for the rest of his life. Halfords refused to accept liability but he received £12,500 in compensation.
To make a Halfords accident claim:
– Take photographs of anything related to your claim
– Record evidence to support your claim, such as witness statements
– Tell Halfords about the accident and ensure they record your report in their accident book
– Keep a record of any financial losses, such as medical bills or vehicle repair costs
– See a doctor if you have any injuries and have these recorded
– Speak to Clearwater Solicitors today
Call us on 08000 430 430 to speak about your Halfords injury claim and start claiming compensation from Halfords. Alternatively, request a call back through our online enquiry form and we will call you as soon as possible.
Disclaimer – The information in the case study is not legal advice and should not be construed as such. The case study is for information purposes only, to help illustrate to our potential clients the type of claims Clearwater Solicitors can help them with. Clearwater Solicitors has not represented client(s) in the case study unless stated otherwise.