Battersea is an area of the London Borough of Wandsworth, England. It is an inner-city district of South London and is situated on the south side of the River Thames, making it a very busy and popular area. Its proximity to central London means that it is often crowded with tourists who are not used to the bustling crowds and as such can often be the cause of pedestrian accidents or find themselves in accidents themselves.
Being injured in pedestrian accidents in Battersea
It can be all too easy to be involved in pedestrian accidents in Battersea or any commercial hub of a busy city, but if your accident resulted in you being injured because you were jostled, pushed or tripped, then you could be justified in claiming compensation. When an unexpected accident occurs which it is not your fault, it doesn’t seem fair that you should have to suffer the consequences when someone else is to blame.
What else, apart from blame, decides whether or not your claim will be considered valid. Well, there are two other things to be taken into account. Was your injury serious enough to warrant medical treatment? If it was, that is another box ticked.
Did your injury occur within the past 3-years? All injury claims are subject to the 3-year statute of limitations. This means that you must register your claim within 3-years of your injury being sustained. If you don’t you will lose the right to claim.
Pedestrian accidents in Battersea are not only caused by slips, trips and falls. They can also be the result of road traffic accidents. Sometimes pedestrians are unlucky enough to be struck by a vehicle that has itself collided with another vehicle. Sometimes pedestrians fail to look properly when stepping into the road, and sometimes pedestrians are struck by a vehicle mounting the pavement. Injuries from these types of accidents can be severe and sometimes deadly.
Accident Advice Helpline to the rescue
Most people don’t know the first thing about how to go about claiming personal injury compensation, which is why specialised injury claim solicitors like Accident Advice Helpline came into being. Many, like us here at Accident Advice Helpline, work on a no-win, no-fee basis. We in actual fact, were one of the very first to introduce no-win, no-fee, and it has stood us in good stead ever since. In fact our services come highly recommended by Dame Esther Rantzen.
We were also one of the first (if not the first) to offer a quick check system to establish if a potential claim is valid, and if so to estimate how much it could be worth in terms of financial compensation. Our check is called our 30-second test and you can take it here on our website.
If you’d rather speak to a real human being, you can chat to one of our friendly advisers, using the national helpline service we provide. Call 0800 689 0500 from any UK-based landline, or 0333 500 0993 from any UK-based mobile. Call us today and launch your claim.
Date Published: 10th November 2013
Author: David Brown