If you know anything at all about Cumbria, you might guess that South Lakeland is a district within that county. As the name might suggest, the government district takes up the southern part of the county and covers most of the Lake District, a popular area for tourists to visit. Just over 100,000 people are thought to live in the region. Few of those have ever had a reason to get any help with an injury claim in South Lakeland, although it can be good to know what to do should you ever get into this situation.
An injury claim is a formal legal claim that can potentially be made following an accident of some kind. Think of a car accident, a mishap at work or something that happens in public, for instance – even tripping up a set of steps, perhaps. Are you wondering whether you might be able to claim for something like this? Let’s find out more.
Assessing whether a claim can be made
Sometimes it is very easy to tell whether you are entitled to claim some compensation for any injuries you sustained in a specific accident. For instance, if you were using a pedestrian crossing and the lights were in your favour, no vehicle should go through the red light indicated to the driver at the time. If someone did shoot through a red light and hit you, then yes, there is a good chance a compensation claim could potentially be made on your behalf.
However, this is not always the case, and sometimes, it can be difficult to tell whether someone else was at fault at all. Did you slip over in a car park when no one else was around, for instance? Perhaps you tripped up in a pothole – you might have photographic evidence of the pothole and your injuries, but you are unsure whether to get help from a legal expert.
Finding out more
As you can imagine, getting help with an injury claim in South Lakeland can be a nerve-wracking experience – especially if you’re not sure whether you could actually claim at all. If this is the case, you might end up wondering whether it’s worth seeking advice.
The best thing is to call 0800 689 0500 in this situation, as this puts you through to the experts at Accident Advice Helpline, and we can help work things out.