Gosport is a coastal town in Hampshire, linked by ferry (for pedestrians only) to Portsmouth. No one can say for sure just how Gosport got its name, but perhaps it was from the flocks of wild geese that were in the area. It might also be from the plant gorse, (Ulex europaeus) which is a common native plant in Britain. Gosport was founded in the 13th century and was a place for fishermen and their families and other industries relating to the sea, such as sail-making and shipbuilding. Gosport has had connections with the Royal Navy for centuries,supplying it with beer and ship’s biscuits. There are water sports to be done there as well as sailing, a popular tourist destination.
Road traffic accidents in Gosport
Road traffic accidents in Gosport and elsewhere are sometimes caused by young drivers between the ages of 17 and 24 according to the Association of British Insurers. This age group accounts for 25% of the total of road deaths and serious accidents in the UK. This is reflected in the insurance premiums young drivers are asked to pay. Some insurance companies are also fitting “black box” technology to cars of all young drivers insured by them so that they can monitor the “behaviour” of these drivers. It is hoped that the number of serious road traffic accidents in Gosport and elsewhere can be reduced.
If you have been involved in any road traffic accidents in Gosport, you could be contemplating making a personal injury compensation claim, but maybe you are unsure of how to go about it. If you need help and expert legal advice, call us at Accident Advice Helpline.
Criteria for making a claim for injuries
If you have been involved in a road traffic accident in which you were injured, the police should have been informed. They will issue an accident reference number, ask for witnesses and compile a report which will be needed if you are to file a claim. You will also need to have seen a doctor and been treated for your injuries shortly after the accident, as your medical report is also required.
You need to be able to prove that you were not to blame for the accident in which you were injured, and you must also be able to prove that another person was responsible for it. A personal injury lawyer will be able to assist you. If you need an expert personal injury lawyer who works on a no-win, no fee basis, call us at Accident Advice Helpline.
Accident Advice Helpline
Call us at Accident Advice Helpline at any time, even on Bank Holidays, for expert legal advice and information about your potential personal injury compensation claim. You can call on one of our numbers: 0800 689 0500 for landline calls, or 0333 500 0993 for mobiles. Why not call us now?
Date Published: 5th September 2014