The town of Hoddesdon lies within the county of Hertfordshire in England and was once a coach stop-over for travellers from London to Cambridge and vice versa. Hoddesdon lies just 4 miles south-east of the city of Hertford and 5 miles north of Waltham Cross. The town of Bishop’s Stortford is within 11 miles of Hoddesdon.
During its peak in the 18th century, Hoddesdon could boast some 35 coaches per day travelling between London and Cambridge, and to the nearby towns.
Coach travel was a dangerous business. At important junction points, highwaymen and bandits would often prey on travellers. During winter it was easy for snowdrifts to stop coaches from reaching their destination for days at a time, even though the distances involved where not that great. Coaches could overturn quite easily on muddy or icy roads, wheels and axles would break and shatter, leaving travellers stranded and exposed to the elements as well as robbers. There was no compensation paid to travellers, if they lost all their belongings en route.
Just sitting for hours on end in close proximity to fellow passengers could endanger a person’s life in an age when antibiotics, penicillin and other modern medical wonders had not been discovered yet. There was no compensation paid to travellers if they contracted the small pox or tuberculosis, or simply fell victim to lice and fleas.
If somebody got on a coach today knowing he or she suffered from a dangerous disease that could infect others, that person would have to pay compensation to those infected. If your coach driver fell asleep and landed your coach in a ditch, you could make an injury claim in Hoddesdon and claim compensation from the driver and the coach operator.
Who qualifies for making an injury claim Hoddesdon?
Provided somebody else’s negligence was to blame for your accident and your accident happened within the last 3 years, you should qualify for making an injury claim in Hoddesdon.
What type of claims are covered?
- Accidents at work, including industrial illness
- Slips, trips and falls
- Road traffic accidents
These are just a few examples of the areas covered by accident solicitors. You can visit our Accident Advice Helpline website and complete a simple test that will take up only 30 seconds of your time. A compensation calculator will estimate how much compensation you may be entitled to – this estimate will be based on the injuries you suffered and comparative payouts awarded by courts for similar cases.
Your final compensation pay-out may well be higher, as an accident solicitor may include loss of income and any expenses you incurred during recovery for your injury claim in Hoddesdon.
Where can you make an injury claim in Hoddesdon?
Simply telephone Accident Advice Helpline on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 and speak to one of their advisers who can allocate your claim to one of their legal partners.
All Accident Advice Helpline legal partners offer ‘no win, no fee’ services, which allow claimants to start their claim without having to pay anything upfront for legal fees.