Devon is a county in the south-west of England, sandwiched between Cornwall to the west and Somerset to the east. A tiny portion of its eastern border also meets with Dorset. Around 1,169,000 people live in the county, everywhere from the county town of Exeter, to the many smaller towns and villages that exist there. Its history stretches back into ancient times – times when an accident claim in Devon would not have occurred.
Today, accidents are uncommon here just as they are no matter where else you go in England. However, they can and do happen, and when they do, there are times when innocent people can get hurt. Maybe you understand this because you have experienced this first-hand. If so, that could be the reason why you are here reading this. Keep reading if that’s the case, or if you want to find out whether you could claim on behalf of an injured family member.
Reasons why an accident claim in Devon could occur
Some accidents are known as freak accidents, mainly because no one could have foreseen anything like that would happen. In these cases, it’s usually true to say no one was at fault – it was just an unfortunate thing.
However, other accidents do have a culprit, and while they may never have intended to cause an accident, much less hurt anyone, they do sometimes do this. Someone might elect to drive over the speed limit because they are late, for example – and in doing so, they cause an accident that was entirely preventable. If someone else was hurt because of their actions, that person could make a compensation claim. Now, maybe you recognise that you were the innocent party in an accident. If so, you must still provide proof of negligence for the other person involved, for any compensation claim you make to be approved.
How much could you claim?
There is only one way to find out, and that is to speak with someone at Accident Advice Helpline. We’ve been advising people in similar situations for more than 16 years, and that puts us in a good position to help you too, if we can. We offer no-obligation advice, an online test to complete that takes only 30 seconds to fill in, and answers to your most pressing questions when you call us.
It’s hard to quantify how you may react to being injured in an accident that was caused by someone else. Some people cope better than others, but if the other person was negligent, you have a chance to seek a compensation award for your injuries, knock-on effects and any financial losses you suffered as a direct result of those injuries. Accident Advice Helpline can be reached today on 0800 689 0500. You could even call us on 0333 500 0993 if you want to talk about an accident claim in Devon. Rest assured, we always provide no-obligation advice to let you know where any potential claim might go.