The small market town of Kirkby Lonsdale lies on the River Lune in the South Lakeland district of Cumbria, one of Britain’s most visited holiday destinations and widely regarded as an area of outstanding natural beauty. The town is situated some 21 km south east of Kendal and is easily accessible by car thanks to its proximity to the A65 road. If you want to make an accident claim in Kirkby Lonsdale, read on.
Kirkby Lonsdale has long attracted tourists on the nature trail; perhaps its most famous visitors are John Ruskin, who thought the view from St Mary’s churchyard over the Lune river was “one of the loveliest views in England”, J.M. Barrie, the author of Peter Pan, who based the characters of his wonderful children’s stories on the family of a local vicar, and J. M.W. Turner, the famous landscape artist, who painted the river aspect, thus introducing new generations of tourists to Kirkby Lonsdale for the foreseeable future.
Originally the settlement grew from a small rural village into a town because it lay along a number of drovers’ and packhorse routes that criss-crossed the Cumbrian landscape. Merchants and drovers alike would attend the weekly market, trade that increased throughout the 19th century.
Roman finds are also plentiful, as an ancient Roman road ran alongside the River Lune to allow good access to the various forts in the area. St. Mary’s Church is of Norman origin with signs of an even earlier place of worship having once been built on the same spot.
Thanks to its bustling weekly market, it’s beautiful Georgian buildings and traditional stone cottages in the centre and excellent selection of traditional shops, the town attracts a large number of visitors every month of the year. They stroll along Jingling Lane and Salt Pie Lane, explore cobbled, secret alleyways and charming courtyards and for visitors arriving on Sundays there’s even a motorcycle meeting at Devil’s Bridge to see.
The historic bridge dates back to 1370 and boasts three spans making it possible to cross the River Lune. If you attended one of those motorcycle gatherings on a fine Sunday morning and one of them accidentally ran you down, you could make an injury claim in Kirkby Lonsdale and ask for compensation. If you came to Devil’s Bridge to scuba dive in the stretch of river below and an instructor had not ensured your aqualung or air tank was filled with the correct mixture of air and you were injured or made ill as a result, you would possibly have a valid injury claim in Kirkby Lonsdale against the responsible party.
Where can you make an accident claim in Kirkby Lonsdale?
Accident Advice Helpline has helped non-accident victims just like you for the past 13 years. Every month their advisors deal with some 25,000 enquiries and their legal partners settle claims totalling around £30 million every year.
You can speak directly to an advisor on 0800 689 0500 and 0333 500 0993. Explain the circumstances of your accident and what injuries you sustained and the advisor will tell you if you qualify for making an accident claim in Kirkby Lonsdale and how much that claim might be worth in terms of compensation. If you wish to proceed, the advisor can allocate your personal injury claim to one of Accident Advice Helpline’s no win no fee legal partners.