Stockport is a town in the area of Greater Manchester, whose name comes from the merging of two Old English words, ‘stoc’ meaning market place and port, which at that time meant a small settlement in a clearing in a wood. It might also mean a fortified place within a wood. Stockport was probably founded because it offered an important fording point of the River Mersey. In 1260 the town was granted the right to hold a weekly market on Fridays and an annual fair, although historians believe that markets would have been held there well before the granting of this charter. Stockport was one of the northern mill towns which flourished in the Industrial Revolution, making cotton and silk. Hats were also made in Stockport for four hundred years or so, with the last hat factory closing in 1997.
Road traffic accidents in Stockport
Have you been injured in one of the road traffic accidents in Stockport? Did it involve one or more motorised vehicles? If it did then both the police and an ambulance should have been called to the scene. The police will try to find out how the accident was caused and when they have concluded their investigation, they will write a report. If you are to make a personal injury compensation claim then you need this report (or a copy of it). You must also have your medical report which shows that you had treatment for your injuries shortly after the accident occurred.
Of course there are many road traffic accidents in Stockport which don’t involve motorised vehicles, but if anyone is injured, it is a good idea to call the police to the scene.
If you have been unfortunate enough to have been injured in one of the road traffic accidents in Stockport, you may be considering making a personal injury compensation claim, but perhaps you are unsure about the validity of your claim?
Can I make a claim for my injuries?
If you can prove that you were not to blame in any way for the accident in which you were injured, and also prove that another person was responsible for it, you might be entitled to make a personal injury compensation claim. However, call us at Accident Advice Helpline to find out if you still have time to make your potential claim, as although you usually have three years to file a claim, this is not always the case.
Accident Advice Helpline
For information about your potential personal injury claim, call us at Accident Advice Helpline at any time, even on Bank Holidays, as our freephone lines are always open. From a landline call 0800 689 0500, or from a mobile, call 0333 500 0993. For legal advice from the experts why not call us now?
Date Published: 30th September 2014