South Staffordshire is a local government district within the county of Staffordshire. Its administrative centre is in Codsall. The Domesday Book of 1086 records that Codsall, at that time, had a population of six. It grew very slowly over the centuries until in 1801 there were 589 people listed as living there. In the following hundred years, this figure had grown to 1,452. It expanded more rapidly after World War II, so today its population is approximately 8,000. The church which is dedicated to St Nicholas was founded in very early times, although the present building (the oldest in the town) dates back to the early 13th century.
Road traffic accidents in South Staffordshire
Of course, there are road traffic accidents in South Staffordshire, just as there are in most places in Britain. Luckily most of them are minor involving frayed tempers and a scratch or dent. However, some of the road traffic accidents in South Staffordshire are more serious and people are injured, sometimes fatally. If you have been injured in one of the road traffic accidents in South Staffordshire. Perhaps you wish to make a personal injury compensation claim but aren’t very clear about how to go about doing this.
Do you have grounds for making a claim?
In order to make a claim for injuries sustained in road traffic accidents in South Staffordshire, you must be able to prove that the accident was not your fault in any way. You also need to prove that someone else was responsible for it.
When people are injured in road traffic accidents involving motorised vehicles, the police and an ambulance should be called. The police will carry out an investigation into the causes of the accident and when these are complete they will write a report. You need this police report if you are to make a personal injury compensation claim.
You also need your medical report detailing the extent of your injuries and giving an estimate of how long it might take you to fully recover. This will form the basis for the calculation of how much compensation you could receive for the pain, distress and suffering caused to you. This amount is only a part of the full amount of compensation you might receive if your claim is successful.
You normally have three years from the date of the accident to file a claim, but check this with us at Accident Advice Helpline, as sometimes you have less time in which to file a claim.
Accident Advice Helpline
Call us at Accident Advice Helpline day or night, any day of the year, for information and advice about your potential claim. Our helplines will be open as always for your calls. From a landline call 0800 689 0500, or from a mobile, call 0333 500 0993. Don’t delay, call us now.
Date Published: 15th September 2014
Author: Emma Matthews