The southern part of the isle of Wight is home to the village of Ventnor. One of the oldest settlements on the Island is the village of Bonchurch which can be found near the dedicated Site of Scientific Interest known as Bonchurch Landslips.
The village is split into two sections – the main village being backed by the cliff with Upper Bonchurch sitting on the cliff top itself. This may not seem the safest of positions in which to build housing and although Bonchurch is sited in a stable section of former landslip it can still be prone to some movement. Resulting cracks in the surrounding countryside can easily lead to a slip, trip or fall whilst out walking. If this is a natural crack then nothing can be done but if it is the result of poor maintenance then the accident victim is entitled to compensation through a personal injury lawyer in Bonchurch.
Personal injury lawyer in Bonchurch – How do you know if you can make a claim.
If your accident can be proven to be someone else’s fault then you are entitled to make a personal injury claim through a personal injury lawyer in Bonchurch. On top of this, you are required by law to make the claim within three years of the accident happening and you must also be able to prove that your injury was a direct result of the accident and was not a pre-existing condition.
The primary intention of a claim is to gain compensation not only for your injury but also for your financial losses from the person responsible for your injury. This does not have to be a person however, it can be a company or organisation. So if, for instance, you fell on a poorly maintained footpath in Bonchurch and suffered an injury you could make a claim against the person responsible for maintaining that footpath. One of the most important things to do before contacting a personal injury lawyer in Bonchurch is to gather your evidence such as details of your injury, your medical attention and importantly the names and details of any witnesses you may have.
Finding a personal injury lawyer in Bonchurch.
One of the most simple methods for starting a claim for personal injury compensation is to call Accident Advice Helpline on 0800 689 0500 (0333 500 003 from a mobile phone) and getting some no obligation advice.
Accident Advice Helpline has over 10 years’ experience in helping people claim the compensation they deserve and are legally entitled to. All of the firm’s solicitors work on a one hundred per cent ‘no win, no fee’ basis and you may not even have to attend court yourself as most claims can be completed over the telephone.
To find out more, and to see just how we can help you, call us today. We are available twenty four hours a day seven days a week.
Date Published: 13th April 2014
Author: David Brown