London is a busy place and it can be a daunting experience trying to get across the city if you have never been there before. The way to try and avoid accidents while visiting the capital is to plan ahead. The underground system will seem like a maze, the buses are a mystery and as for the roads; where exactly is everyone going?
The best advice for anyone visiting London for the first time is to do a little research before they arrive. London has two main airports, Gatwick and Heathrow and a couple of smaller airports that fall into the London airport category. If arriving at one or other of the two main airports the visitor will find plenty of transport options available to them. If while you are in the city you are unlucky enough to suffer an accident then you may be able to make a compensation claim. Widcombe is far from London but your local solicitor will still be able to deal with your claim.
Transport in the city
London buses are famous the world over. They are the big two storey red things that you can buy in any souvenir shop in the city and surprisingly beyond it. London buses travel not only through the main city centre but also into its suburbs and all the main areas are dotted with bus stops. There are maps of London bus routes and timetables available in all major hotels and at the airports. The London bus is a simple enough method of getting about but can get very crowded at certain times of day so try to avoid them at peak periods as this is when accidents can occur. If you are involved and wish to make a compensation claim in Widcombe you will need to have full details of the accident and the contact numbers of any witnesses present at the scene.
The London underground is famous the world over and the ground beneath the city is a labyrinth of tunnels. Known locally as the Tube, it can get you anywhere inside the city and to many areas outside. After a certain point the trains start to travel above ground and offer links to rail services to every part of the country. The major airports have rail links into the city that connect with the underground network so that the traveller can get anywhere in the inner city directly from the airport. Maps of the underground are found almost everywhere.
The London black cab is a common sight in the city. Scooting about between other traffic their drivers seem to have a map of the city implanted in their head.
Compensation claim in Widcombe- How do I start?
Once you have returned home you will have many questions to ask before you start your compensation claim. Calling Accident Advice Helpline on 0800 689 0500 (0333 500 0993) from a mobile will allow you to ask questions under no obligation. The company has been in existence for over fifteen years and works alongside over two hundred legal partners all of whom have agreed to work on a No win No fee basis and will give you the best of support and advice as you start your claim.
Date Published: 22nd September 2013
Author: David Brown