The Merseyside town of Southport lies on the Irish Sea coast and is south of the Ribble estuary. The large seaside settlement is just under 17 miles north of Liverpool and has a resident population of around 90,000 people.
In common with other Victorian seaside towns it became a popular tourist destination early in the 19th century and experienced rapid growth. Attractions such as the Southport Pier, the second longest seaside pleasure pier in the UK and Lord Street, an elegant tree-lined shopping street, kept the visitors happy. Today, Southport is still one of the most popular seaside resorts in the UK.
The town has been very successful in staging events to attract the modern discerning traveller. There is an annual air show over the beach as well as the largest independent flower show in the UK. The area is very popular with golfers and Southport has hosted the Open Championship at the Royal Birkdale Golf Club. The nearby Ainsdale sand dunes have been designated as a national nature reserve and a Ramsar site.
The combination of sea air and abundant activities should provide an enjoyable and relaxing environment but accidents can happen here in the same way as in any other town. All that is needed is one reckless act from a driver, employer or manager and your life can be turned upside down.
We are here to help when things go wrong. If you have been injured in an accident that was not your fault, why not turn to one of the UK’s leading personal injury legal firms? Here at Accident Advice Helpline we have both the expertise and experience to handle your claim. Why bother spending hours looking for a personal injury solicitor in Southport when you have already found one of the largest specialist law firms in the country? Give us a call now.
Road traffic accidents in Southport
Most towns and cities have key locations that become identified as accident hotspots. A significant number of road traffic accidents in Southport take place at Kew Roundabout. It is a large roundabout in a retail area which may lead to some drivers getting distracted. Between 2011 and 2014 there were 10 accidents at this location and a further five accidents on the smaller roundabouts in the vicinity.
Two further notable accident hotspots have been identified. One is the Cambridge Road to Preston New Road junction (with nine collisions over four years of which three were serious and one was fatal). The other is Lord Street which is one of the busiest roads in Southport. The accidents occurred at the Duke street mini roundabout (10 collisions over three years), Lord Street itself (45 collisions over three years) and the Manchester Road roundabout (six accidents over three years). Tragically, one of these collisions was a fatality.
Some commentators have blamed the dangers on on-street parking and busy side-streets, but many collisions are caused by the actions of another driver. If you get hurt because of something that another driver has done, or failed to do, it can be very upsetting. Has this happened to you?
We have established a premium legal service to help victims of accidents that were not their own fault and who are looking for a personal injury solicitor in Southport. You are welcome to approach us for some initial advice about your claim without commitment so why not give us a call now?
Whiplash accident in Southport
Accidents in built-up areas are often at low speeds and many will walk away from the scene thinking that they are lucky to be uninjured. The next day, however, it is not uncommon to wake up suffering from neck pain and stiffness, headaches and even pins and needles in the arms. This would be very typical of a whiplash injury. Has this happened to you? Did you realise that you can make a personal injury claim after a whiplash accident in Southport if the accident was caused by someone else?
It is important that you consult a doctor as soon as your symptoms start even if it is some time after the accident. It is vital to establish that there are no lasting injuries to the bones of the neck and to receive advice about how best to facilitate recovery. Once these essentials are taken care of, then your thoughts may turn to seeking a personal injury solicitor in Southport. The services available locally are rarely sufficient to ensure the very best compensation package so call the Accident Advice Helpline instead!
Whilst you are physically recovering from this painful experience, you can investigate how you can get yourself on the road to financial recovery. The sum of money you may be offered would include an amount for your suffering and also the reimbursement of any foregone money or incurred expenses. Call us today to find out more.
Work accident in Southport
As would be expected from its location, Southport residents are very reliant on the tourism industry for employment and the local events attract millions of visitors every year. However, the town has strong links to Liverpool and commuting to this city for employment is also common.
As well as the travel and leisure sectors, many people work in retail, customer services and finance. Though many household name companies operate within the town, public sector employment is also common and significant numbers work in the health and social care sector.
With the lack of ‘heavy’ industry in the area you may think that health and safety is not an issue. This is sadly not the case. A work accident in Southport could happen in any office, shop or care home if measures are not taken to safeguard staff.
Data from the Health and Safety Executive shows that almost 20% of self-reported non-fatal injuries to workers are caused by handling, lifting or carrying inappropriately. This type of incident can happen in an office when files or equipment are being moved around or, indeed, in care homes if elderly or infirm clients are moved from one location to another.
If you have suffered a work accident when lifting someone or something or any other type of incident, we may be able to help you start a claim. If the accident was not your fault and happened within the last three years then give us a call now.
Slips, trips and falls in Southport
Slips, trips and falls are one of the most common type of accidents and yet many people do not realise how serious the injuries can be. Something as simple as a slip on a wet floor can result in serious fractures and even head injuries.
A lack of vigilance is often behind the slip hazard that caused the accident. Organisations that operate public buildings should take measures to prevent slip hazards from occurring. This could be routine maintenance to repair a leak in a water dispenser or installing the correct mats at busy entrances to absorb rainwater.
If you have fallen victim to slips, trips and falls in Southport then you will know how serious they can be. We want to help you. Our highly skilled legal team will know exactly how to present your case to give you the best chance of winning fair compensation. Give us a call now for some initial advice on your claim.
Let the experts handle your case
Having the right legal team on your side gives your claim the best chance of success. Here at Accident Advice Helpline we know that claiming compensation is all about getting a fair outcome from unfair circumstances. We are committed to helping you do just that. When you call us, you will first speak to our knowledgeable and friendly advisers who will make an initial assessment of your case before it is passed to our legal team.
Call us today at Accident Advice Helpline on 0800 689 0500 or from a mobile call 0333 500 0993. Let the experts get to work on your case.
Date Published: 12th January 2014
Author: Clare P
Category: Legal Services
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