Garstang was the world’s first fairtrade town, and residents are rightly proud of that. Now, of course, many towns all over the world have joined them. There’s plenty to do in this market town, as there are the ruins of Greenhalgh Castle and the weinds (historical narrow alleyways) to explore. You can go canoeing or boating on the Lancaster canal and there are walks linking the Forest of Bowland to Garstang. You can also hire bikes and go cycling around the area.
However, if you need a firm of injury lawyers in Garstang, you may have had an accident which you are able to prove was not your fault, and sustained an injury for which you may be able to claim compensation.
Injury lawyers in Garstang
If you have been injured in an accident which was no fault of yours, you may be eligible to make a personal injury compensation claim. You generally have three years in which to file a claim, although in some cases you may only have two years. You only have two years to claim for accidents at sea, in the air (but you have three years to claim for an injury which you sustained on domestic flights) and at airports. You should check with injury lawyers in Garstang or elsewhere to find out how long you have to file your claim. Alternatively you could call us at Accident Advice Helpline for this information, and indeed for help and advice about any personal injury compensation claim.
Accidents on Britain’s waterways
Not everyone goes abroad for their holidays and some of the more adventurous holidays can be found in the UK. A lot of people, like Mr. Toad, enjoy messing about on a river or canal. However some tragic accidents have occurred on our canals and rivers. If you have an accident on a narrow boat and you believe it occurred because you had not been properly instructed about navigating the boat or operating lock gates, you may be entitled to make a claim against the owner of the boat if you and your solicitor can prove that he or she was negligent in any way.
You should have a basic training lesson before you set off and also you would expect to have a leaflet outlining safety and operating procedures. You might slip, trip or fall on a deck which does not have an anti-slip coating, or if parts of the coating have worn away. There may be a collision with another boat, which perhaps is the fault of the people in the other boat; or you may collide with a bridge or canal or river bank. You can check with injury lawyers in Garstang or elsewhere, or with us at Accident Advice Helpline to find out if you have grounds for filing a claim.
Accident Advice Helpline
If you think that you have any type of personal injury compensation claim to make, call us on one of our helpline numbers at any time: 0800 689 0500 for landlines or 0333 500 0993 for mobiles.
Date Published: 2nd May 2017
Author: Jan Newell