Have you suffered a Hackney accident whilst in London?
Bordered by both Islington and Haringey, the London Borough of Hackney is a well-known area of north east London. Although there are over a thousand listed buildings in the area, Hackney also has numerous modern housing complexes. Due to increasing demand, more developments have been built in Hackney in recent years and plans are underway to create more housing in the area.
Although Hackney is fairly heavily populated, efforts have been made to ensure that building works don’t remove all green spaces from the borough. Currently, Hackney has twenty five conservation areas, including green spaces such as Clapton Common and Clissold Park.
Whilst Hackney is part of Greater London, it is an Inner London Borough meaning that it is situated close to the City itself. It is, perhaps, it’s close proximity to the City Centre that makes it such a popular place for residents to live.
Although Hackney was not widely considered to be a tourist area, regeneration and redevelopments have seen a rise in the popularity of towns within the borough. Hoxton and Shoreditch, for example, are becoming increasing popular and both have a vibrant arts scene which is popular with people of all ages.
Of course, as with most areas in London, Hackney can get extremely busy and this can mean that you’re more likely to succumb to a Hackney accident. If you are hurt whilst you’re in the borough, or you suffer a Hackney accident, there’s a chance that you might be able to make a claim for compensation.
Providing you weren’t responsible for the Hackney accident, it’s likely that a personal injury lawyer will be able to help you to make a claim but you will need to identify who or what caused the Hackney accident if you hope to obtain compensation.
If another person inadvertently caused a Hackney accident, it could be relatively easy to highlight who was responsible. However, if you were to trip or fall over something, such as a cracked paving stone, it may be more complicated. In this scenario, you would need to identify who was responsible for the paving area and who was responsible for maintaining it. In some cases, this could be the local council but in others it could be a company or private management firm.
If you’re unsure how to prove who caused your Hackney accident, your personal injury solicitor should be able to help you with this. If you’d like to know more about making a claim for compensation following a Hackney accident or you’re keen to make your claim as soon as possible, why not contact us?
At Accident Advice Helpline we’re always keen to help claimants who have been injured through no fault of their own and there’s a good chance that we could help you. Call us now on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 if you’re calling from a mobile to find out more.