Senghenydd is a former mining town in the Aber Valley, situated close to Caerphilly in south east Wales. Like so many other towns and villages in South Wales, Senghenydd grew in the 19th century when the coal mines were developed in the South Wales coalfields. Up until 1891 when the first collieries opened the area had been agricultural. The Universal Colliery near Senghenydd was the scene of two major mining disasters. The first huge explosion, in May 1891, claimed the lives of all but one of the eighty-two men who worked in the pit. Then on October 14th 1913, the worst disaster in Britain claimed the lives of 440 people. Luckily road traffic accidents in Senghenydd are usually not serious, and certainly they don’t claim as many lives in a single incident.
Road traffic accidents in Senghenydd
If you have been unlucky and had one of the road traffic accidents in Senghenydd, you may be recovering from your injuries and be thinking of filing a personal injury compensation claim. In order to be eligible to file a claim for injuries arising from any of the road traffic accidents in Senghenydd, there are two main points that you must satisfy.
- You must be in a position to prove that the accident that you were injured in was not your fault.
- You must also be able to prove that the accident was caused by another person’s recklessness or negligence.
If you can prove these points with the help of a personal injury solicitor, you may be able to file a claim.
Accidents involving motorized vehicles
If the accident in which you were injured involved a motorized vehicle, then the police should be informed. After road traffic accidents in Senghenydd or elsewhere, the police must be called if someone is injured. It goes without saying that is people are injured in a road traffic accident, an ambulance should be called.
The police will investigate the accident and when their investigations are complete they will write a report. This police report will be required if you choose to make a personal injury compensation claim. Your medical report is also necessary.
If you can, after the accident, take photographs of the scene, especially of skid marks and so on. You can also photograph your injuries as both types of photos can be used as supporting evidence for your claim.
Accident Advice Helpline
If you have been a victim of any type of accident, including road traffic accidents in Senghenydd, call us at Accident Advice Helpline at any time for expert legal advice. Call us on one of our freephone numbers; from landlines call 0800 689 0500, or for mobiles, call 0333 500 0993. As our lines are always open, why not call us now?