There is archaeological evidence that pre-historic people live in the area which is now Southampton. They were hunter-gatherers at first, although they later turned to farming. Southampton was later a Roman town called Clausentum and later it became a Saxon settlement named Hamwic. The city as we know it today was founded in the 10th century after repeated raids on Hamwic by the Vikings had led to its decline. Southampton is on the south coast and has a rich maritime history, with both the Mayflower and the Titanic sailing from its port.
Making a claim for unexpected accidents in Southampton
Unexpected accidents in Southampton occur just as they do in any urban area where there is a certain amount of traffic congestion. If you have been injured in one of the road traffic accidents in Southampton, you might be contemplating the possibility of making a personal injury compensation claim. To be eligible to file such a claim, you must be able to prove that you were in no way to blame for the accident in which you were injured and also that another person was responsible for it.
If you were injured in one of the road traffic accidents in Southampton that involved one or more motorised vehicles, the police should have been called to the scene of the accident. They will investigate the causes of the accident and write a report which you will need in order to pursue a personal injury compensation claim.
You also need to have had medical treatment as soon as possible after the accident and your medical report will be needed. This will inform the decision about how much compensation you will receive for the pain, distress and suffering caused by your injuries (this is just a part of the compensation you might receive).
Personal injury solicitors
You will probably need the services of a personal injury solicitor who specialises in claims arising from road traffic accidents in Southampton or elsewhere. Call us at Accident Advice Helpline and we may well be able to put you in touch with one or our team of experts. You will be able to discuss your potential claim and he or she will be able to tell you if you have grounds on which to base a claim for injuries. All our personal injury experts work on a no-win, no fee basis.
Accident Advice Helpline
Call us at Accident Advice Helpline at any time, day or night for expert legal advice and information about the claims process. To find out more about claiming for unexpected accidents in Southampton, call us on 0800 689 0500 for landline calls, or from a mobile call us on 0333 500 0993. Don’t delay, call today for advice from the experts.
Date Published: 30th September 2014