Greenwich is an area of south-east London, where the prime meridian passes through. The world sets its clocks by Greenwich Mean Time, so most people have heard of Greenwich. It became a Royal Borough in 2012 when Queen Elizabeth II celebrated her Diamond Jubilee. The Tudor monarchs, Henry VIII and Queen Elizabeth I were born in Greenwich in the Palace of Placentia (no longer in existence). There is evidence of much earlier human habitation in Greenwich however, as there are tumuli, thought to date back to the Bronze Age, in Greenwich Park, but these were also used as later Saxon burial places. There are also some Roman remains in the area. The name Greenwich derives from the Anglo Saxon, Grenewic which means ‘green place on a bay.’ Greenwich has a long and rich maritime history and ‘maritime’ Greenwich is now UNESCO World Heritage site, one of only four in London.
Road traffic accidents in Greenwich
As Greenwich is a part of the capital, road traffic accidents happen almost every day. Not all are serious, and not all have casualties. If you have been injured in any of the road traffic accidents in Greenwich, you might be considering the prospect of filing a personal injury compensation claim. If you are uncertain about whether you can claim for injuries sustained in any of the many road traffic accidents in Greenwich, you can call us at Accident Advice Helpline for expert legal advice.
Generally if you are involved in road traffic accidents in Greenwich or elsewhere, you must stop and find out if anyone has been injured. If they have, you should call an ambulance and the police. While you are waiting for the emergency services (if you are able) make notes of the registration number of the vehicles involved in the accident and their make, model and colour.
Proof required to make a claim
In order to make a personal injury compensation claim, you need to prove that you were in no way to blame for the accident in which you sustained you injuries. You also need to prove that another person was responsible for the accident.
You need to have had medical treatment as your medical report will be required, as will the police report.
You will probably need the assistance of an expert road traffic accident solicitor and if that is the case, call us at Accident Advice Helpline and we will probably be able to put you in touch with one of our team of specialists.
Accident Advice Helpline
For information and expert legal advice about your potential personal injury compensation claim, call us at Accident Advice Helpline on one of our freephone numbers. As the lines are always open, you can call us at any time. Call 0800 689 0500 from a landline, or, from a mobile, call 0333 500 0993. Why not call now?
Date Published: 5th September 2014