Somerset is a county in the south-west of England. Around 910,000 people live here, but many others come to this region on holiday each year. Its northern edge consists of coastline, facing the Severn Estuary and the Bristol Channel. Whether you live there or visit there occasionally, the odds of needing to seek compensation in Somerset would be long, indeed.
Since many accidents are easy to avoid, few people get caught up in incidents like this each day. You are no more likely to be injured in Somerset than you are in any other county, whether you live there, work there or are just visiting.
Injuries that can result from accidents
Since accidents can happen in a myriad of different ways, it’s no surprise to learn there are lots of injuries that could potentially result from these as well. Cuts and bruises can happen quite easily, as can sprains and strains. Any of these could occur in one or more parts of the body.
There is also a chance someone could suffer more serious injuries including broken bones and internal bleeding. A lot will depend on how the accident occurs. For example, a high-speed car accident is not going to have the same outcome as one that happens at low speed in a car park. Similarly, people who fall on a flat surface, perhaps after tripping over something, won’t be hurt as badly as someone who falls from a height and lands on a hard surface.
Are you thinking about claiming compensation in Somerset?
If so, the first step to take is a practical one. By calling the team working at Accident Advice Helpline on 0800 689 0500 (you can ring 0333 500 0993 from a mobile), you have a chance to chat with a friendly advisor who has considered many other similar claims before. By getting your details and some information about what happened, they will be able to assess the chances of winning compensation in Somerset.
So, that’s the first step. If your case is a strong one, one of our personal injury lawyers could take things further. If they do accept your case and agree to represent you, they will take on the case and present a formal claim to the other party’s solicitors. Be sure you can claim if you have a right to do so by calling us as soon as you can.
Date Published: 28th November 2016
Author: Rob Steen