It is believed Sevenoaks got its name from the presence of seven oak trees that were once in the area around AD800. While we cannot be certain of this, it makes a nice story, and gives some history to the town as well. Around 20,000 people live in Sevenoaks and some of these individuals travel by train every day into London. The town is a safe one to live in and is well regarded in Kent, where it is located to the west of the county. It would be unlikely any individual would have cause to make an accident claim in Sevenoaks.
However, we all know some people can be unlucky at times. All it takes is for you to be in the wrong place at the wrong time and you have an opportunity to be injured. Even if those injuries are insignificant, they could still cause you pain and inconvenience for a few days.
Examples of situations where you could make an accident claim in Sevenoaks
If you were travelling on public transport, it would be very unlikely an accident would happen, since public transport options are very safe and operated to the highest of standards. However, if there was an accident and you were hurt, you could potentially claim for those injuries. Another example of a claim could be one stemming from tripping on a pavement that had not been properly maintained.
Of course, accidents on the roads can just as easily be caused by a momentary lapse of concentration by one driver. That is all it takes for an accident to happen, and even though no one wants to cause harm to someone else, you never know if something could happen to cause you injury even when you were not to blame.
So, how can you learn whether you could make a claim?
This is easier to do than you might think. You are just moments away from completing our online test, for example, which will give you a better idea of whether you could make an accident claim in Sevenoaks.
Additionally, it only takes a moment to call Accident Advice Helpline, as we specialise in helping people with personal injury claims, and we’re supported by our patron Dame Esther Rantzen too – herself a champion of people’s rights. Call here now on 0800 689 0500 or try 0333 500 0993 from a mobile phone.
Date Published: 5th December 2016
Author: Rob Steen