Lewisham is a London borough and a district in the borough. In Saxon times, it would appear from its name that Lewisham was a rural area, as its name then, Levesham, means ‘house among the meadows.’ In Saxon the words leswe, læs, læse, or læsew, mean meadow, while ham means a dwelling place. The original manor of Lewisham was certainly in existence in the 10th Century, as there is a record of it being given by King Alfred’s niece, Elthruda, to the abbey of Saint Peter in Ghent. There is a mediaeval church in Lewisham, dedicated to Saint Mary the Virgin, which probably had links to the ancient holy well at Ladywell, which is close by. The actual well itself was covered over in the mid-18th Century, although there was also another well at what is now 148, Ladywell Road. People believed that well water could cure ailments and so went to holy wells and drank the mineral water.
Do you need an Accident Lawyer in Lewisham?
Given our modern concern with health and hygiene, we tend not to partake of well waters, and to avoid possible legal actions, various local authorities have had wells covered over. The waters can be unpleasant to drink and may contain bacteria which could lead to bad stomach upsets. In the past, people thought nothing of drinking water from a well from the same cup (that dangled near it) as countless others had done before them. Of course in those days there would not have been an accident lawyer in Lewisham to retain, if you were ill because of food poisoning and so on. Neither would there have been an accident lawyer in Lewisham to help you build a case to prove that you were not to blame for an accident in which you were injured as well as to demonstrate that another person was totally at fault and responsible for your accident.
How long do I have to file a claim?
If you have been diagnosed with an illness that you can prove was, or is, the result of another person’s negligence, you have three years from the date your doctor informed you of it to file a claim.
If you have been injured in an accident in this country, you usually also have three years to file a personal injury compensation claim, although for some accidents you must claim for your injuries in a much shorter period of time. Check with us at Accident Advice Helpline to find out how long you have to file your potential claim.
Accident Advice Helpline
You can call us at any time for information pertaining to your potential claim on one of our freephone numbers. In fact, you can call us now on 0800 689 0500 from a landline, or on 0333 500 0993 from a mobile. For expert legal advice, why not call now?
Date Published: 23rd November 2014