Guildford, the county town of Surrey has Saxon origins, and was important enough, by 978 AD to have a mint, and indeed, the first spellings of the town’s name are Guldeford in the 10th century and Geldeford in the following one. Both ‘gulde’ and ‘gelde’ mean gold, while ‘ford’ refers to the fact that the River Wey was forded by the Harrow Way, an ancient track dating, it is thought, from the Neolithic period. There is some evidence to show that the Romans were in Guildford and some earlier Celtic items dating from the Bronze Age have been found around the town, but archaeologists believe that the town was founded by Saxons shortly after the Romans left Britain.
In early August 2014 parts of Guildford had to cope with the tail-end of Hurricane Bertha and flooding, which was apparently caused by blocked drains which had not been cleared regularly. In Chestnut Avenue, Guildford, St Catherine’s pond partially reformed at the point where it was located in the 1700s. This flooding was hazardous to traffic, although some motorists were photographed speeding through 6-inch deep puddles. This of course is reckless and could have resulted in more road traffic accidents in Guildford.
Road traffic accidents in Guildford
If you have been injured in one of the road traffic accidents in Guildford, you may be asking yourself if you can file a personal injury compensation claim. Instead of pondering this question, call us at Accident Advice Helpline for information and expert legal advice.
Basically, if you have been injured in one of the road traffic accidents in Guildford, you may be eligible to make a claim for your injuries if you can prove that:
- You were not responsible for the accident in which you suffered injuries;
- Another person was to blame for your accident;
- You have a medical report which proves that you had medical treatment for your injuries shortly after the accident; and
- You, or another person involved in the accident reported it to the police.
Your medical report and the police report will be needed if you are to claim personal injury compensation.
How long do I have to make a claim?
Although you normally have three years to claim for injuries arising from an accident in the UK, this is not always the case, as some accidents have much shorter limitation periods. If you need to know how long you have to file your particular claim, call us at Accident Advice Helpline.
Accident Advice Helpline
You can contact us at Accident Advice Helpline on one of our freephone numbers at any time, every day of the year, without exception as the lines are permanently open. Call 0800 689 0500 from a landline, or, from a mobile, call 0333 500 0993. Why not call us now for expert legal advice about your potential claim?
Date Published: 5th September 2014