Test Valley is a local government in the county of Hampshire and gets its name from the River Test which flows through it. Its administrative centre is in Andover. Andover’s history seems to have begun in the 10th century under Saxon rule, when the king built a hunting lodge there. It might have got its name from the words on dubr which means ‘ash tree stream.’ In the 18th century, it became an important staging post for travellers on the London, Salisbury and Exeter routes. In those days there may well have been accidents on the road in Test Valley, but they would have involved horses and coaches or carts and donkeys.
Accidents on the road in Test Valley
Nowadays motorised vehicles are more likely to be the causes of road traffic accidents in Test Valley than are horses and carts. If you have been injured in one of the accidents on the road in Test Valley, perhaps you are thinking of making a personal injury compensation claim. Perhaps you are not very sure about how to start the claims process, and if that is the case, why not call us at Accident Advice Helpline. One of our team of expert personal injury solicitors will probably be able to advise you about whether or not you are eligible to make a claim.
Making an injury claim
If you were involved in one of the accidents on the road in the Test Valley which involved a motorised vehicle, then the police should have been called to the accident scene. They have to investigate the cause of the accident and then, when they have ascertained what caused it, they will write an accident report. You will need this if you are to make a claim for your injuries.
After the accident you should have had immediate medical treatment and your medical report will also be required if you decide to pursue an injury claim.
The most crucial points you must be able to prove if you are to be eligible to make a claim, are that you were not to blame for your accident and that another person was entirely responsible for it.
How much compensation may I get?
No-one can tell you how much compensation you might receive, as the amount awarded depends on many factors. There are guidelines laid down by the Judicial College which give bands of amounts for injuries which range from minor through to severe. The amount of compensation you receive depends on the severity of your injuries. You may also get compensation for loss of amenity if you are unable to do something you enjoyed doing prior to your accident.
Accident Advice Helpline
If you need information or expert legal advice about your potential claim, call us at Accident Advice Helpline on one of our freephone numbers at any time. From a landline call 0800 689 0500, or from a mobile, call 0333 500 0993. Why not call now and find out how we may be able to help you?
Date Published: 6th October 2014