Devon is comprised of several government districts, one of which is East Devon. As the name would suggest, this is in the eastern part of the county, and in fact is the easternmost district, bordering Dorset. The population is around 136,000 people, so it may not be a surprise to learn that a small proportion of that population find themselves in situations that could give rise to personal injury claims in East Devon each year.
Claims like these can only be made in situations where someone has suffered an injury that was essentially caused by someone else. For example, if two cars are in a collision, one driver is likely to be at fault. If the other driver was hurt, they may have a good argument to make that would support a case of negligence to be made.
Getting out and about on foot
East Devon is home to two Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty – the Blackdown Hills and also the East Devon AONB. Many visitors to the area like to explore these areas, and the best way to really get off the beaten track is to put on your walking boots and head off to see what you can find. There are many walking routes that can be taken and enjoyed, but safety should always be first and foremost something you should be ready for.
Of course, dangers do not simply occur out in the countryside. You could potentially be in danger simply by crossing the road, and this can happen anywhere you go, whether it is in East Devon or not. If someone else knocks into you, and you suffer injuries because of that accident, you might wonder who was at fault.
Could one of our solicitors help you?
Some of the personal injury claims in Devon could potentially relate to accidents involving pedestrians. If you have been in an incident such as this and you want to know whether you could make a compensation claim, there is no need to search for someone local.
Instead, you can try the quick online test provided on the Accident Advice Helpline website. Or you could just call 0800 689 0500, which will put you through to one of our experienced team members. If we can support you during a no win, no fee* claim, we’ll always be there to provide advice and information as the claim continues.