Tameside is a metropolitan borough within Greater Manchester. It gets its name from the River Tame which flows through the Tameside area. The town which is Tameside’s administrative centre is Ashton-under-Lyne, which is a market town. The town’s name has caused some confusion it would appear, as in an early 15th century document it is mentioned in Latin as Ashton sub Lima which means that it later became Ashton under Lyme. It is in the area of the ancient Forest of Lyme and this seems to be the origin of the town’s name, but by Victorian times it was written as Ashton-under-Lyne, a corruption of the original. Lyme trees were not limes or lindens, but elms so there may have been such trees in the area in the past.
Accidents on the road in Tameside
Unfortunately there are accidents on the road in Tameside, just as there are elsewhere in the British Isles, but the majority of them aren’t serious and luckily people are not hurt in them. However, some accidents on the road in Tameside do produce casualties and even fatalities. If you have been injured in one of the accidents on the road in Tameside, you might be recovering from your injuries and be contemplating making a personal injury compensation claim.
Making a claim for injuries
If you have been injured in one of the accidents on the road in Tameside, you may be eligible to make a personal injury compensation claim as long as you are able to prove that you were not to blame in any way for the accident. You will also need to be able to prove that another person was responsible for the accident. To do this you may need the help of an experienced personal injury solicitor who specialises in dealing with claims arising from road traffic accidents. If you don’t feel up to ringing several firms of solicitors to find an appropriate one, then why not call us at Accident Advice Helpline? We can probably put you in touch with one of our expert personal injury solicitors who will discuss your potential claim and advise you as to whether or not you have good grounds on which to base one.
If you were involved in an accident with a motorised vehicle and you, or anyone else were injured, then the police should have been called to the scene. They will discover the causes of the accident and write a report which you will need if you are to make an injury claim. You will also have had medical treatment and your medical report will also be required.
Accident Advice Helpline
If you need information or expert legal advice about your potential claim, don’t hesitate to phone us at Accident Advice Helpline at any time, day or night on one of our freephone numbers; the lines are always open. From a landline call 0800 689 0500, or from a mobile, ring 0333 500 0993. Why not call us now?
Date Published: 30th September 2014