Horsham is a market town in West Sussex. Its original name, ‘Horse ham’ means a place where horses are kept or it might mean that it was the land of a man called Horsa. The town was a centre for horse trading during the early Middle Ages. By the time of the Domesday Book (1086), Horsham was a village and by the 13th century it had expanded to become a small town, and held a weekly market. This tradition continued until the 1980s, but it began again in the mid-1990s and continues today.
Horsham road traffic accident claim
It’s possible that right now you are recovering from injuries sustained in a road traffic accident in or near Horsham and thinking about filing a personal injury compensation claim, or a Horsham road traffic accident claim. Road traffic accidents may involve vehicles, or bicycles, pedestrians,or horses; there are so many different types possible.
Perhaps you are not sure if you are actually eligible to make such a claim, but if you can answer “Yes” to the following questions, you might be able to file a claim for your injuries.
- Can you prove (perhaps with the help of an expert road traffic accident lawyer) that you were not responsible for your accident?
- Can you prove that another person was to blame for the accident because of negligence or reckless behaviour?
- Did you have immediate medical treatment for your injuries after the accident?
- If the accident involved a vehicle (car, lorry motorbike and so on) did the police attend the scene?
You will need a copy of the police accident report as well as your medical report to file a Horsham road traffic accident claim.
Accidents with horses
Unfortunately motorists are not always careful when they meet a horse and rider on a road. Some irresponsible drivers might sound their horns, which spooks horses and this is how some accidents happen. A horse can do quite a lot of damage to a vehicle as it is a powerful animal, and also the rider could be thrown and suffer serious injuries.
Riders should wear reflective clothing or strips and drivers should keep a distance from a horse, and not drive too close to it. When overtaking it is necessary to give the animal and its rider a wide berth.
Accident Advice Helpline
Whatever type of personal injury compensation claim you believe you have to file, call us at Accident Advice Helpline for information, help and expert legal advice. Call us on one of our freephone numbers: 0800 689 0500 for landline calls, and 0333 500 0993 for mobile ones. Why not call and find out how we might be able to help you move forward with your potential claim?
Date Published: 18th December 2014