Smethwick is a town in the West Midlands which borders the city of Birmingham. In the Domesday Book of 1086 the town was recorded as Smedeuuich. Agriculture was the main industry around Smethwick until the end of the 18th century. The original name of Smethwick seems to mean “settlement on smooth land.” In the 1760s a canal was built for the transporting of coal to fuel the industries in Birmingham, which was expanding very quickly. Nowadays of course, motorised vehicles have taken over from the canal for transporting goods. This is not totally good news though, as in February 2014, The Daily Mail newspaper reported that Smethwick had the most banned drivers in the UK with 0.77 per cent of all drivers in the town being disqualified. That being the case, there are probably quite a few road traffic accidents in Smethwick, although of course, some of the accidents would be minor ones, with no one suffering injuries.
Road traffic accidents in Smethwick
If you have been injured in one of the road traffic accidents in Smethwick, you may be eligible to claim personal injury compensation. To do this you have to be able to prove that you were in no way responsible for the accident and also prove that another person was to blame for it. You will, in all probability need a personal injury solicitor to help you build a case to prove these things. If you do, call us at Accident Advice Helpline and perhaps we will be able to put you in touch with one of our team of specialist personal injury solicitors who all work on a no win, no fee basis and who are all over the country.
How long do I have to make a claim?
If you have been injured in any of the road traffic accidents in Smethwick you probably have three years to make a claim for your injuries, although this may not be the case. Most accidents that occur in the UK have a three-year limitation period, but this is not always the case. If you wish to know how long you have to file your potential claim, call us at Accident Advice Helpline.
You need to file your claim within the period specified for your accident and injuries, as otherwise you will lose the right to make a claim, unless there were exceptional circumstances preventing you doing so.
Accident Advice Helpline
For information regarding your particular personal injury compensation claim, call us at Accident Advice Helpline on one of our freephone numbers. As the lines are always open for your calls, why not call us now? The number to call from a landline is 0800 689 0500, or from a mobile, call 0333 500 0993. For expert legal advice about your potential claim, call now.