Torquay is a popular seaside town within the county of Devon that is situated approximately 22 miles south of the county town of Exeter and 38 miles northeast of Plymouth. The seaside resort sits within the natural harbour area of Torbay which also encompasses the towns of Paignton and Brixham. The town’s initial economy was reliant upon the fishing industry, as is still the case with neighbouring Brixham, but through the 19th century Torquay became increasingly popular as a tourist destination and eventually became known as the ‘English Riviera.’
As well as being famous for its booming seaside tourist trade, Torquay was also the home of legendary writer Agatha Christie, which has led to the creation of Torquay’s ‘Agatha Christie Mile’, a tour dedicated to the life and works of the author. All of this fame and reputation combines to mean that Torquay is a very popular place to live and this helps to explain the fact that according to the 2001 census the town had a healthy population of 63,998. Despite the obvious benefits to the economy of being busy and bustling, this larger than average population does also mean that for an injury solicitor Torquay is a comparatively common source of personal injury compensation claims.
Injury Solicitor in Torquay
As mentioned above, the busy nature of the town means that for an injury solicitor Torquay is a relatively common source of compensation claims, and these claims can come in all shapes and sizes. What we mean by this is that for an injury solicitor Torquay could give rise to a claim related to a slip or fall one day, and then one regarding a road traffic accident the next. Whatever the circumstances of a potential claim however, there are a number of important questions for claimants to know the answers to.
When and Why Can you Claim?
The law states that if you are injured or fall ill and somebody else was demonstrably to blame, you are entitled to seek personal injury compensation as recompense for the physical, psychological and financial pain that you have suffered.
How Long Do you Have to Claim?
In the majority of cases you must begin claims proceedings within three years of an incident or else you will lose your ability to claim. The only claims where this does not apply are those which deal with injuries to minors or industrial diseases.
Who Can Help you to Claim?
The best way to ensure that you get all of the compensation you deserve is to trust your claim to Accident Advice Helpline. Accident Advice Helpline have over 13 years’ worth of experience of handling all manner of claims and can also boast the official endorsement of television personality and consumer champion Esther Rantzen.
You can get in touch with Accident Advice Helpline 24 hours a day, seven days a week by calling 0800 180 4123 or 0333 500 0992 on your mobile.
Date Published: 4th December 2013
Author: David Brown