Where do you make an injury claim in Godalming?
Accident solicitors handle injury claims, a highly specialised area of the law and since Godalming is a fairly small town, you’d probably have to look for a specialist law firm further afield.
The market town of Godalming at the River Wey is located just 30.5 miles from London and lies on the main Waterloo to Portsmouth railway line. A picturesque commuter town with many fine examples of historic houses, Godalming also attracts a fair share of tourists, mainly thanks to its splendid public houses and micro brewers supplying these public houses with an enormous variety of speciality ales.
One of the most recognisable landmarks of the town is the Pepperpot, a miniscule former Town Hall that looks more like an ancient toll booth. Since nearby Guildford is a cathedral town and the River Wey traverses both towns, there would have been some considerable traffic passing through the Godalming area thanks to traders using the route that leads all the way to Portsmouth Harbour. As a result, Godalming grew and has more public houses and inns than such a small town would normally have.
Godalming’s main claim to fame, however, is that is was the world’s first electrified town. Electric light was already lighting up Godalming’s streets in the autumn of 1881. The town’s proximity to the Weald and the North Downs, an area of outstanding natural beauty, have assured the little market town a steady influx of residents as well as tourists.
If you went on a pub crawl in Godalming you’d never be far away from your hotel or guesthouse and shouldn’t really come to too much harm. If you slipped and fell while under the influence of a speciality brew, you’d probably not be able to claim compensation. However, if you cycled the 2.9 miles to the North Downs and had an accident on one of the public paths because the cyclist trails were badly maintained by the local authority, you could make an injury claim Godalming with the help of an accident solicitor and claim compensation.
Although Godalming and Guildford in Surrey, in the South East of England, fall into the so-called stockbroker belt, meaning they are commuter towns for the affluent City of London, not everybody would wish to make large upfront payments for legal fees. Finding a specialist to handle your particular injury claim in Godalming will be difficult enough, but finding a law firm handling claims involving medical negligence or industrial illness for example will be that much harder.
Never fear: there’s always the friendly advisor at Accident Advice Helpline available! Calls are free on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993, if you’re using your mobile, and lines are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Their friendly experts can allocate your injury claim to one of their legal partners, all of whom provide their services on a no win no fee* basis. This means you can start your claim without making an upfront payment for legal fees. The experts can provide you with an estimate of how much compensation you might be entitled to.
Date Published: 15th September 2013
Author: David Brown