Staffordshire is a county in the West Midlands which contains part of the National Forest and whose county town is Stafford. The cities of Stoke-on-Trent and Lichfield (a cathedral city) are located in it. The Staffordshire hoard, a collection of Anglo-Saxon artefacts was discovered in a field near Lichfield in 2009; it is now considered one of the most important finds from that period. The hoard is gold and silver jewellery, weaponry and other intricate metalwork, all seemingly for male warriors, dating back to either the 7th or 8th century. More items were discovered on the same site in 2012.
Road traffic accidents in Staffordshire
When the hoard was first found there might have been traffic congestion around that field, and of course there could have been more road traffic accidents in Staffordshire than usual, with people hoping to find more loot. Of course it was found on private property, so trespassers would have been unwelcome. When streets are heavily congested, road traffic accidents in Staffordshire and elsewhere occur, although these are usually minor ones as no vehicle is travelling at speed. However there are, unfortunately, more serious road traffic accidents in Staffordshire and people can be injured in them.
Had an accident while driving?
If you were driving and had an accident, you should have stopped (it’s an offence not to) and checked that no one was injured. If they were, then you should have called the police. They investigate the causes of accidents and then write a report which must be available if you or another person wishes to file a personal injury compensation claim.
You should also have called an ambulance to the scene of course, so that the injured could receive medical attention. A person’s medical report is also needed if they decide to make a claim.
Can I make a claim?
If you can prove that the accident in which you sustained your injuries was not your fault, but that of another person, then you might be eligible to make a personal injury compensation claim. You will probably need the services of an expert personal injury solicitor to help you build your case, and if you need one who works on a no win, no fee basis, call us at Accident Advice Helpline, as we work with a team of expert solicitors and can probably put you in touch with just the specialist you need.
Accident Advice Helpline
Call us at Accident Advice Helpline at any time of day or night for expert legal advice and information about your potential claim. You can call us on one of our freephone numbers right now. From a landline call 0800 689 0500, or from a mobile, 0333 500 0993.
Date Published: 30th September 2014