Mid Devon is, of course, a geographical position and it is also a local government district within Devon, with its administration centre in Tiverton. There is archaeological evidence to show that the area around Tiverton, in Mid Devon, was occupied in the Stone Ages, but it is the Saxons who are credited with founding the modern town. The town lies on the confluence of the River Lowman and the River Exe, and its original name is believed to have been Twyfordton, or the town with two fords. Over the years this original name became Tiverton. Tiverton Castle was commissioned by Henry 1 and built in 1106, although it was remodelled in later centuries. The market town owed its growth and prosperity to the wool trade in the 16th and 17th centuries.
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Exmoor National Park is in Mid Devon, and of course there are many legends about pixies on the moors. The Jack O’ Lantern, it is said was a very mischievous pixie which would bewitch travellers and lead them a merry dance across the moors. This pixie was said to have been blue, but it has not been reported as sighted since the moors were drained. It is likely that this particular ‘pixie’ was actually methane gas, which is blue. However, if an accident befalls you on the moors, you could hardly blame the Jack O’ Lantern for it. In order to make a claim for an injury arising from any type of accident, you and your accident lawyer in Mid Devon would have to prove that it was caused by another person; he or she would also have to prove that you were not to blame for the accident. The Jack O’ Lantern would not have sufficient wherewithal to pay compensation, one assumes.
You may, of course, know exactly who was responsible for your accident or an illness you have been diagnosed with, and need an accident lawyer in Mid Devon to help you build a case to prove your innocence in the matter, and prove that another person was to blame.
Finding the legal expertise you need
An accident lawyer in Mid Devon may specialise in one or two areas of the claims’ laws, so you may have a little difficulty in finding an appropriate accident lawyer in Mid Devon with whom to discuss your grounds for filing a potential personal injury compensation claim. If you were injured in a hit and run accident, then you would need an accident lawyer who specialises in road traffic accidents rather than one who is an expert in handling claims for clients who have clinical negligence claims to file. Call us at Accident Advice Helpline for help to find a suitable expert.
Accident Advice Helpline
For information and expert legal advice about your potential claim call us at Accident Advice Helpline on one of these freephone numbers at any time: 0800 689 0500 for landline calls and 0333 500 0993 for mobile ones. Why not call now?
Date Published: 27th November 2014