Barnet is a London borough, whose name is derived from the Old English word, bærnet meaning ‘land cleared by burning’ signifying that the area was probably at one time dense woodland. In Saxon times there was a wood called Southaw in the area, which belonged to the abbey of St Albans. Barnet was granted a charter permitting it to hold a market in 1199. Barnet was later granted a charter to hold two annual fairs in 1588 by Queen Elizabeth I. At one time people travelled from London to Barnet to take the waters from the well there. One famous visitor was Samuel Pepys the diarist. He wrote that after he had already drunk five glasses of the water, the female attendant “would have me drink three more, but I could not.” For one reason or another, Barnet was not as popular a watering place as Bath or Tunbridge Wells.
Do you need an accident lawyer in Barnet?
If you had drunk the waters near Barnet and become ill afterwards, it would have been entirely your fault, as only you chose to drink them. Apart from that, in those days there were no accident lawyers in Barnet or personal injury claims to file.
Nowadays, if you can prove that you have, or had, an illness that was the result of someone else’s negligence towards you, then you might be eligible to make a claim against the person you allege to be responsible for it. An accident lawyer in Barnet could help you file a personal injury compensation claim.
If you have been injured in an accident that you can prove was not your fault, and that another person was to blame for it, you may also be looking for an accident lawyer in Barnet to help you file a claim.
What should I look for in an accident lawyer?
First of all, you need to find an accident lawyer who has the experience of dealing with claims for people who have suffered the same type of illness as you, or who have been injured in the same type of accident as yours. As accident lawyers specialise in different areas of claims law, you need to find one whose expertise lies in the right area to represent you. If, for example you had a medical negligence claim to make, you wouldn’t want an accident lawyer who specialised in road traffic accidents. If you need help to find an appropriate accident lawyer, call us at Accident Advice Helpline.
Accident Advice Helpline
For information and expert legal advice or help with the claims process, call us at Accident Advice Helpline. You can call us at any time, even on Bank Holidays, as our lines are always open. From a landline call 0800 689 0500, or from a mobile, call 0333 500 0993. Why not call now and find out how we may be able to help you with your potential personal injury compensation claim? Get no-obligation advice today.
Date Published: 12th November 2014