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    Help with an injury claim in Egham


    You don’t have to be in a duel to need help with an injury claim in Egham

    Egham is a small town in Runymede, Surrey in the south east of England. It is part of the London Commuter Belt and is about 20 miles south west of central London. It is therefore a good place to live if you work in the capital.

    In November 1852, two Frenchmen, Etienne Barronet and Edouard Allain found themselves in court because they had been seconds at a duel in Egham where one of the duellists F. Cournet had lost his life. Duelling had been outlawed in the 1840s but not only were they breaking the law for being involved in the duel but the death of F. Cournet had suspicious circumstances…

    …No ramrod was given with the pistols

    The situation being that when Allain had gone to hire the pistols with two other Frenchmen, they had found the pistols had been used and not cleaned out. No ramrod was given with the pistols on hiring them and so Allain and friends had to do the best they could with a piece of rag and a whalebone walking-cane. After cleaning the pistols, they blew through them and as the air issued from the touch-hole, they concluded that all the rag had been moved. The pistols were then sealed up by Allain and delivered to M. Brissot, another of the parties.

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    The man who had hired the pistols out was called as a witness. He offered that when the pistols were returned one of them had not been fired because it had been blocked up by a rag. This suggests that the deceased had no chance as his weapon had been tampered with so that it would not fire. It was difficult to prove whether it was negligence when cleaning the pistols or something more sinister altogether, whatever the situation was, a man still lost his life and may have had dependents who suffered from poverty if he was the breadwinner.

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    Even though the situation seems like a long forgotten world; it is not. If you hire equipment which has not been properly checked and you have a personal injury because of it, you might need help with an injury claim in Egham.

    If your accident was in the last 3 years, you should telephone Accident Advice Helpline. An adviser will give you a 30 second test which will determine whether an accident injury solicitor is likely to take your case on. Once this has been established then an online calculator will work out approximately how much your claim could be worth. This will be on a no win, no fee basis.

    If the accident was someone else’s fault, take action now and get some help with an injury claim in Egham on 0800 689 0500 or from your mobile on 0333 500 0993.

    Date Published: 9th November 2013

    Author: David Brown

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