Exeter is a city in Devon, lying on the banks of the River Exe, with a rich history. There is evidence, in the form of coins, to show that the people who lived in the area that is now Exeter were trading with people from the Mediterranean area in 250 BC. Its Latin name, Isca Dumnoniorum, given to the city by the Romans, implies that it was inhabited by the Celts. By 1281 Exeter was the only place in the south west of the country to have a market on three days of the week, which shows its importance.
Motorbike accidents in Exeter
There were road traffic and motorbike accidents in Exeter before motor cars became as prolific as they are now, as one historic incident shows. In 1917 a tram driver lost control of his tram and it hit a horse-drawn wagon before tumbling into the River Exe, killing one female passenger. In those days there were no personal injury lawyers to help people file compensation claims for the loss of a loved one or for injuries. Today, of course, if you were involved in one of the road traffic accidents in Exeter, you may be able to make a personal injury compensation claim against the person who was responsible for the accident.
Making a claim for motorbike accidents in Exeter
In order to file a claim for compensation for injuries sustained in an accident, you must be able to prove that it was not your fault in any way. You will also need to prove that another person was to blame for the accident. When you are involved in road traffic accidents in Exeter or anywhere else in the country, you must stop and check that no one was injured. If someone is injured in an accident you must call the police and an ambulance. Stay at the scene until the emergency services arrive and answer any queries the police may have. They will ask for witnesses in order to establish how the accident happened and who was to blame for it.
If another vehicle was involved then you should exchange details with the driver and inform your insurance company of the accident without delay.
You should seek immediate medical attention after an accident so that a medical report can be made available if you are to file a personal injury compensation claim.
Accident Advice Helpline
If you have any queries or need information or expert legal advice about any potential personal injury compensation claim, call us at Accident Advice Helpline. The lines are always open, even on Bank Holidays, so why not call us now? Call 0800 689 0500 from a landline, or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile. You won’t regret making that call.