Lewisham is a London borough in south-east inner London. It seems to have been first settled in the 6th century by Saxons. The name probably derives from the name Oleofsa, whose ‘ham’ or village it was. The first written document that mentions it is dated 862 when it was called LIofshema mearc and in the Domesday Book of 1086 it was listed as Levesham. Even at the beginning of the 19th century Lewisham was a rural village on the banks of the River Ravensbourne, and it entailed a long coach drive to reach it. However, as with so many villages, the advent of the railways and the Industrial Revolution changed its nature.
In those times travel was fraught with difficulties with coaches losing wheels and getting stuck in ruts on the roads. There wouldn’t have been an Accident Solicitor in Lewisham to assist people who were injured in such coaching accidents to make personal injury compensation claims; such things were unheard of.
Do you require an Accident Solicitor in Lewisham?
If you have been injured in an accident and can prove that it was not your fault, you may be looking for an Accident Solicitor in Lewisham to help you also prove that the accident was caused by another person’s negligence or reckless behaviour.
If you have so far drawn a blank and been unable to locate an appropriate Accident Solicitor in Lewisham to assist you in filing your potential personal injury compensation claim, call us at Accident Advice Helpline and we may well be able to put you in touch with a suitable one who could help you. We are a law firm working with a team of expert personal injury solicitors who represent clients from all over the country. You may have problems locating one alone, as different solicitors specialise in dealing with claims for different types of accident.
Accidents in public places
You may, for example have had an accident while walking along a street, and perhaps you tripped over a piece of broken pavement, or fell over an obstacle which should not have been on the pavement. You may then be eligible to make a claim for your injury against the local authority which is responsible for maintaining roads and streets and keeping them in a good state of repair. You would need an Accident Solicitor in Lewisham who is experienced in dealing with claims arising from accidents in public places.
If you think that you have any potential personal injury compensation claim to file, call us at Accident Advice Helpline.
Accident Advice Helpline
You can call us at Accident Advice Helpline at any time of day or night, even on Bank Holidays, as our freephone lines are always open. We can give you information and expert legal advice about any aspect of the claims’ process. You can call us now from landlines on 0800 689 0500, or if you prefer, call from a mobile on 0333 500 0993.