Southampton is located at the northernmost point of Southampton Water at the confluence of the Rivers Test and Itchen on the south coast of England. This major port is home to around a quarter of a million residents and was awarded city status in 1964.
Southampton’s maritime association is legendary and it was the departure point for the infamous RMS Titanic, D-Day landings and, more recently, is home port for some of the largest cruise ships in the world.
The city has a proud association with ship-building which led to it being targeted during World War II German bombing raids as a strategically important commercial port and industrial area. Sadly, much of the city was destroyed and there has been significant redevelopment since. Modern examples are the Westquay shopping centre and retail park and WestQuay Watermark South.
Southampton is now a thriving and popular city to live in and visit. For most people it is a safe environment to live, travel and work but accidents can happen here, as they can in any modern city.
It takes nothing more than a lapse of concentration or an act of carelessness for a serious injury to be caused. It is rarely the person who failed to take care that gets injured. It is usually an innocent victim. If this is what happened to you, we want to help.
If you are looking for a personal injury solicitor in Southampton you can stop your search now. Find out more about what we here at Accident Advice Helpline can do for you by giving us a call right now.
Road traffic accidents in Southampton
The M27 passes to the north of Southampton and most visitors and residents will use this motorway to get to the city. The motorway has been identified as a ‘tail-gating’ hotspot . This term describes the habit of travelling with less than a one second gap between you and the car in front. It gives insufficient time to react and brake before colliding with the car in front. The activity is both dangerous and illegal but is sadly not uncommon as traffic flow data from nearly 6,500 sites on the Highways Agency motorway network has shown.
If you were travelling on the M27 or any of the other roads in the Southampton area and were hit by a car that was travelling too close behind you, it may be possible for you to make a personal injury claim.
We are here to help make the process of claiming compensation as easy as possible after road traffic accidents in Southampton. We are experts at handling this type of claim and our legal team will fight hard to get you every penny of compensation that you deserve for your injuries. Why not call us now to find out more?
Whiplash accident in Southampton
Whilst it is true that any part of the body can get injured in a road traffic accident, the neck is especially vulnerable. This is because the body is securely fixed to the car seat but the head is not. When your car is struck by another vehicle or you hit an object with your car, your body stops moving but your head continues. This causes the neck to stretch and an injury occurs.
If you have been involved in a whiplash accident in Southampton, it is likely that there is no injury to the bones. However, you may require an x-ray to confirm this. The most common symptoms of whiplash are:
- Neck pain
- Difficulty moving the neck
- Pins and needles and numbness in the arms
You deserve to have some compensation for these unpleasant symptoms if you did not cause the accident. Give us a call now and get your claim started.
Work accident in Southampton
Figures show that Southampton’s major contribution to the regional economy annually is from the service sector. Just over a quarter of Southampton jobs are related to the health and education sector but another fifth are connected with property and other business. It is also a regional shopping centre and so it is not surprising that a further 16 percent are related to retail.
Public sector employers are important in the area and include Southampton City Council, the University of Southampton, Southampton Solent University and the National Health Service. Obviously, the port is another major employer and is home to luxury cruise liners as well as being the largest freight port on the Channel coast and fourth-largest in the UK.
Whilst there is no evidence that Southampton is a workplace accident hotspot, it is still possible for employees in any of these sectors to suffer a work accident in Southampton that was not their own fault. Has your employer failed to take the necessary precautions to keep you safe at work?
The legal aspects of a personal injury claim for a workplace accident can be complicated and you may not be able to find a personal injury solicitor in Southampton who has the necessary skills and experience. Why not talk to us? We have highly trained and dedicated solicitors who can handle your claim. Give our friendly advisers a call now.
Slips, trips and falls in Southampton
Slips, trips and falls are the most common types of accident to occur in public areas but they are amongst the easiest to prevent. Stairs are a particular hazard.
Individuals who operate in public buildings and spaces should be aware of this hazard and should be checking to make sure that handrails are available and are in good condition, that the steps are of suitable construction and that the area is well lit. Cleaning and maintenance are also very important. These are some of the precautions that can prevent slips, trips and falls in Southampton.
If you think that your accident was caused by something that someone did or that they failed to do, you may have grounds for a personal injury claim. Every case is unique and it takes an expert personal injury solicitor to check over your claim. If you are looking for a personal injury solicitor in Southampton, we may be able to help. Give us a ring now.
We are the experts and we want to help
If you have been injured in any type of accident that was not your fault, it is not always a good idea to listen to advice from friends and family. Every claim is different and so it is always best to consult the experts. Our legal team have been helping people just like you to claim compensation for more than 16 years. We pride ourselves on combining exemplary customer service with fierce negotiation skills and this approach will get you the compensation you deserve.
However your injury was caused it will end up affecting your life in some way so why not look into making a claim? Our no-win, no-fee* policy means that the financial risks to you are minimised so you have complete peace of mind. Call us today at Accident Advice Helpline on 0800 689 0500 or from a mobile call 0333 500 0993.