Thanet is a local government district in the county of Kent with its administrative base being in Margate. The Isle of Thanet makes up a large part of the district and this has a rich history. Despite its name the Isle of Thanet is no longer an island, although in the past it was separated from the mainland by the Wantsum Channel. The name Thanet seems to be Celtic, meaning ‘bright’ or ‘fire island.’ However there is some dispute as to the origin of the name, as there was a Phoenician goddess, Tanit, and there are other reasons posited for its name. There is archaeological evidence to show that the area was occupied in the Stone Age and Bronze Age, as well as in the Iron Age. The last ship to sail the Wantsum Channel did so in 1672 and after that the narrow channel silted up and was no longer navigable.
Accidents on the road in Thanet
There are accidents on the road in Thanet just as there are everywhere else in the UK, although not all result in people having to be treated for injuries. However, if you have been involved in one of the accidents on the road in Thanet, and were injured, if you can prove that you were not to blame for it, then you might be able to make a personal injury compensation claim.
If you were involved in one of the accidents on the road in Thanet and motorised vehicles were also involved, if anyone was injured the police should have been called to the scene. They must investigate the causes of accidents in which people are injured in an attempt to discover what happened. When the investigations are concluded they will write an accident report. If you make an injury claim after one of the accidents on the road in Thanet, you will need a copy of the police report which they write when their investigations are over.
You will also need a copy of your medical report to file a claim as you should have had medical treatment as soon as you possibly could after the accident.
Personal injury solicitors
In order to file a claim, you will probably need the help of a personal injury solicitor. He or she can advise you as to whether or not you have good grounds on which to base a claim. If you are still feeling under the weather after your accident, you may not be feeling well enough to ring around firms of solicitors to find an appropriate one to help you. In which case, simply call us at Accident Advice Helpline and we might be able to put you in touch with one of our team of experts.
Accident Advice Helpline
For expert legal advice and information about your potential claim, call us at Accident Advice Helpline. Call us on one of our freephone numbers: 0800 689 0500 for landlines, or 0333 500 0993 for mobiles. Why not call now?
Date Published: 6th October 2014