Braintree is a town in Essex which lies on the banks of the River Brain. The origins of the name are somewhat obscure, although in the Domesday Book of 1086 it was listed as both Bantry and Branchetreu, which mean ‘town by the river.’ The suffix “try” is Saxon and denotes a large village. There was a settlement in the area of Braintree in the Bronze Age, and as it was in a position where two Roman roads crossed, it became important as a market town. It received its market charter, allowing it to hold a weekly market, from King John in 1199. Braintree now has two weekly markets, on Wednesdays and Saturdays. It was important for the wool trade as far back as the 14th century, and later in the 18th century it became a centre for the silk industry.
Braintree also gave its name to the town in Norfolk County, Massachusetts in the USA and was where the two US Presidents, John Quincey Adams and John Adams were born.
Do you need an Accident Lawyer in Braintree?
If you can prove that the injuries you have (or had) were sustained in an accident for which you were not to blame, you could be looking for, or thinking about looking for, an accident lawyer in Braintree. Another reason for seeking an accident lawyer in Braintree is that you have been diagnosed with an illness that was caused as a result of another person’s negligence.
Be careful when seeking an accident lawyer in Braintree (or anywhere else for that matter), as accident lawyers have different areas of expertise. You need one who is conversant with the laws relating to the type of accident you were injured in. For example, if you were injured in a road traffic accident, you would want an accident lawyer in Braintree who has a good track record of winning compensation claims for clients who were also injured in such accidents.
How long do I have to claim?
Although you have three years, generally speaking, to claim for injuries and illnesses, there are some injuries for which you must claim in a shorter period of time. It would be unwise to delay going ahead with a claim as when the limitation period is up, you cannot then claim for injuries sustained in an accident that you can prove was not your fault, unless there were exceptional circumstances which prevented you from claiming before. Call us at Accident Advice Helpline if you need to find out how long you have left to file any potential claim.
Accident Advice Helpline
For any information regarding a potential personal injury compensation claim, or for answers to any queries you may have about the claims’ process, call us at Accident Advice Helpline now, as whatever the time or day, our freephone lines will be open. From landlines call 0800 689 0500, or from mobiles, ring 0333 500 0993.
Date Published: 16th November 2014