Injury Solicitors in Colyton and road traffic accidents in the UK
Colyton is a small town in Devon. Colyton first appeared as an ancient village around 700 AD and features in the Domesday Book as ‘Culitone’. The third code of law of King Edmund I was issued at Colyton in about 945. This helped to stabilize feudal society, by stating clearly its four pillars: kingship, lordship, family, and neighbourhood.
A Saxon church occupied the site of St Andrew’s church until replaced by the present Norman church in the 11th century. The 14th century octagonal lantern tower is said to have been used as a beacon for ships on the once navigable River Axe, to the east, although there is doubt that the tower may be seen at all from the river. The nearby vicarage dates from 1529.
In the days of King Edmund, although there would have been roads there would not have been any motor vehicles. Although they would have had accidents on their roads, they would not have been like the accidents that happen today, nor would they have been so common.
Road traffic accidents on UK roads
Our roads are much safer than they were just 30 years ago when there was a lot less traffic on them. In the 1980s an average of 15 people a day lost their lives on UK roads; this has now been reduced to 5. That is still too many, but in the right direction.
There were almost 190,000 reported accidents last year where serious injuries or deaths happened. It is estimated, using additional figures from insurance and claim companies, that the total figure well exceeded 500,000. That is an awful lot of accidents for such a small island.
If you are involved in a road traffic accident that was not your fault, you may be entitled to make a personal injury claim, which you should discuss with injury solicitors in Colyton at Accident Advice Helpline.
How to know when you can make a personal injury claim
There is criteria you need to fit to make a personal injury claim but providing you do, injury solicitors in Colyton at Accident Advice Helpline can help you.
- The accident should not have been your fault
- You should have been injured in the accident
- The injuries should have needed medical attention
- The accident should have happened within the last three years
You do not have to have been the driver of a vehicle to make a claim. If you were the passenger in the car of the guilty driver, the accident was still not your fault. Pedestrians can get caught up in road traffic accidents too.
Making your claim with injury solicitors in Colyton
Accident Advice Helpline has been assisting claimants get their compensation for over 15 years and in that time has gathered a wealth of knowledge and experience in making personal injury compensation claims.
We will help you with your claim, to assist you in any way we can, and we guarantee you the high quality customer service that has made us one of the market leaders in the personal injury compensation claim industry.
On our website there is a 30-second test that will give you some guidance, or you can call our helpline on 0800 180 4123, and speak to one of our friendly advisors. Their advice is free and puts you under no obligation at all.
Date Published: 8th December 2013
Author: Clare P