Eastleigh is a town in Hampshire situated between Southampton and Winchester. There is archaeological evidence to show that the Romans were in the Eastleigh area and it lies on the old Roman road which was built in 79 AD. The “leigh” part of Eastleigh’s name derives from the Anglo-Saxon word “leah” which means a clearing in a forest. By the time of the Domesday Book, 1086, the name was Estleie and over the years this changed to its modern-day form, Eastleigh. The history of modern Eastleigh centres on the railway works that moved there from London in 1889. It was a planned town and built on the US grid-iron system, and was more or less complete by 1892. Unfortunately for the residents, although the streets had been planned, basic provision of services had not. This was remedied eventually, but it highlighted the need for improved planning of other ‘new towns’.
Road traffic accidents in Eastleigh
If you are injured in any road traffic accidents in Eastleigh, you should seek immediate treatment as even seemingly minor injuries can become much worse if they are not treated. The police should be informed of any road traffic accident in which someone is injured. They will ask for witnesses to come forward so that they can make a report of the accident which is as full as possible.
In order to file a personal injury compensation claim for injuries sustained in any road traffic accidents near Eastleigh, you must be able to prove that you were not to blame for the accident and that another person was.
Accidents with animals
If a stray dog ran into the road and you swerved to avoid it, you may have collided with another vehicle. In this case you may not be able to make a claim against someone else for your injuries unless the owner of the dog can be traced, or, if the dog is a stray, you may be able to make a claim against the local authority which has a duty to keep stray dogs off the streets. It is often better to hit an animal rather than swerve to avoid it and so cause another of those road traffic accidents in Eastleigh, for example.
If you hit an animal while driving, call the police and they will find a vet if the animal is still alive. Injured animals can be very hostile, so it is advisable not to approach one, but to sit in your car and wait for the police to arrive.
Accident Advice Helpline
If you need expert advice and help to file any type of potential personal injury compensation claim, call us at Accident Advice Helpline at any time on one of our freephone numbers. Call 0800 689 0500 from a landline, or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile. Why not call us now and find out how we may be able to help you progress with your potential claim?