Bromley is a major suburban town within, and also the administrative centre of, the London Borough of Bromley which is found toward the south eastern corner of London. The town is the largest in the south east of the capital, is located 9.3 miles (15 km) south east of Charing Cross and was identified as one of the major centres of London by the London Plan.
Bromley was historically a market town and formed a part of the county of Kent until the year 1903 when it was made a municipal borough and incorporated as part of Greater London. The town is bordered by a number of other notable settlements and areas of population such as Beckenham, Shortlands and Hayes.
A Brief History Of Bromley
The first written reference to the settlement of Bromley comes from as far back as 862 AD, when a charter made reference to the settlement as being called Bromleag, a name which is thought to have meant ‘woodland clearing where broom grows’.
It was during the 12th century that the settlement gained a charter to become a market town, but wasn’t until the coming of the railway in 1858 that it developed from a quiet agrarian village into something more akin to what we would recognise as Bromley today.
As has been mentioned above, modern day Bromley is a major population, commercial and economic centre within Greater London, and according the latest available census data it is home to approximately 17,000 residents.
This tells us that the town will be a busy and active one and that in turn suggests that it may well see its fair share of accident and injuries in any given year. It is for that reason, therefore, that residents may wish to read on and learn a little more about the possibility of pursuing a Bromley accident claim.
Pursuing A Bromley Accident Claim
It is if and when you have been injured and somebody else was definitively to blame that Bromley accident claim proceedings may be available to you, allowing you to seek personal injury compensation. This is so that you can receive recompense for the physical, emotional and financial hardships which the injury may have caused to you, through no fault of your own.
If all of that makes you think that you may indeed be entitled to pursue Bromley accident claim proceedings, then you may wish to get in touch with Accident Advice Helpline.
Accident Advice Helpline
Whether you have already decided to pursue a claim or would simply like some advice and guidance, the very best people to contact are undoubtedly the professionals at Accident Advice Helpline. You can reach them 24 hours a day and seven days a week by calling either 0800 180 4123 or 0333 500 0992.
Date Published: 15th October 2014
Author: David Brown