Devon is packed with towns of all shapes and sizes. Ivybridge is one such town, ranking as a small one with a population of around 11,800 people, and situated in South Hams. This is towards the south-western region of the county. It is just a few miles from Plymouth, and sits on the edge of Dartmoor. Its population size means you might have success in finding a lawyer in Ivybridge without running into too many problems. However, it would largely depend on the type of lawyer you were looking for.
Most people recognise different lawyers have different areas they specialise in. For example, if you have had an accident and you think there is a possibility to claim compensation, you would need to search for a personal injury lawyer. This is easier to achieve in some locations than others. For example, those living in big cities would doubtless have a far easier task than someone living in a small town, or even a village.
How can you tell whether your accident might lead the way to compensation?
The main point to think about is that of negligence. Who caused the accident? Was it someone who was on the scene at the time – another driver, perhaps, or a cyclist, or a worker who wasn’t doing their job properly and caused you to have an accident? In some cases, there may have been no one else present when you experienced your accident. However, this doesn’t mean you cannot make a claim.
For example, if you are walking along a street past a row of shops, and some scaffolding collapses onto you, the person responsible for erecting or maintaining the scaffolding might be found to have been negligent. Similarly, whoever was responsible for the building or maintenance work that was being done may be deemed negligent, even if they were many miles away at the time. This is why it is often far easier to discover your rights and what is possible in terms of compensation if you speak to someone who regularly handles such cases.
Speak to us instead of finding a lawyer in Ivybridge
Finding a lawyer in Ivybridge is the last thing you want to do if you are recovering from the injuries caused in your accident. So, why not call the team working hard to help people at Accident Advice Helpline instead? We’ve been assisting thousands of people over the years – more than 16 years, in fact – and that makes it far easier for us to assess your potential for making a claim very quickly indeed.
To give us a ring, pick up the phone now and call 0800 689 0500. You could also use your mobile to call 0333 500 0993. We’ve also set up a free online test that gives you quick answers to the chance of getting compensation within just 30 seconds. Learn more today, and remember you must claim within three years of your accident to stand a chance of receiving compensation.
Date Published: 27th July 2017
Author: Rob Steen