Chertsey in Surrey is a busy commuter town in close proximity to the noisy horrors of the M25 and Heathrow Airport. Surrounded by other busy commuter destinations, such as Staines, Weybridge, Esher, Cobham, Walton-on-Thames and Kingston, Chertsey residents are among some of the UK’s wealthiest home owners.
While the rest of the UK has suffered a dramatic downturn in house prices the south east of England and Greater London have seen house prices rise; many home owners have quietly become millionaires thanks to rising demand for family homes within easy driving distance of London and Heathrow Airport.
House hunting in an area where quality homes in prime locations don’t stay on the market for long can be a stressful experience. Estate agents rarely turn up on time, and when you see a property you really like, you have questions to ask about the local schools, shops and other amenities, cupboards to investigate and gardens to inspect – it all takes time. Now you’re forced to rush to get to the next appointment with another agent.
Already flustered when you arrive at the next 4-bedroomed home, you simply follow a very chatty estate agent into the garden without paying any attention to your surroundings. Seemingly out of nowhere, a small black bundle of fluff arrives and sinks its teeth into your ankles. Don’t blame Hector – he was only protecting his master’s home! Besides, a great big warning sign by the front door told you there was a dog in the home and the patio door, the one the estate agent opened for you to let you pass into the garden before him, also states clearly there’s a dog protecting the premises.
So who is to blame for your accident?
Let an accident solicitor in Chertsey sort out your personal injury claim!
You can call Accident Advice Helpline free on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 and speak to an advisor about this tricky case of mistaken identity. Little Hector thought you were a burglar – his owner clearly warned you of the presence of a dog. The estate agent, who is supposed to view all properties before your arrival and who is charging clients a great deal of money to take on their properties, could have warned you, as he was the person opening the door into the garden. Is he to blame for the stitches in your ankle?
In cases where an accident victim is partly to blame for their injuries, an accident solicitor in Chertsey would try to reach an out-of-court settlement with the other party; sometimes the other party is adamant they were not to blame and won’t accept liability. Your accident solicitor in Chertsey or Accident Advice Helpline solicitor can discuss with you, if it is worth challenging the other party at court.
To give you an idea of how much an injured ankle claim might be worth, visit the Accident Advice Helpline’s website and complete a 30-second test; answer just 4 simple questions.
The compensation calculator will estimate how much money you might get for such an injury. At court a judge would then award a percentage according to the amount of blame apportioned to the accident victim.
Date Published: 13th July 2013