There is evidence of human habitation from the Paleolithic period in the Stevenage area, and the Romans and Saxons also occupied the area. The Saxons called their settlement Stigenace meaning the place with the strong oak, so although Stevenage is a New Town, it has an extremely long history. In 1281 Edward I granted Stevenage its market charter, giving it the right to hold a weekly market as well as an annual fair. This could have been granted because of the town’s proximity to the Great North Road, which proved both a blessing and a curse for the inhabitants, as people could attend the markets and so boost the economy, but the plague also travelled to Stevenage. In those days there may well have been a few road traffic accidents near Stevenage involving horses and carts or carriages, but these probably were not as serious as the major pile-ups that can happen on British roads today.
Road traffic injury compensation in Stevenage
Claims for road traffic injury compensation in Stevenage range from the minor to the fatal, and if you have been injured in one, you may be thinking of making a personal injury compensation claim. If you were injured in one of the road traffic accidents in Stevenage which involved a motorised vehicle (or more than one) then the police should have been called at the time of the accident as they need to investigate its causes. You must call them if someone is injured in an accident.
Can I make a claim?
If you were injured in a road traffic accident you must be able to prove that it was not your fault if you want to file a claim for your injuries and damage to personal property. You also have to be able to prove that another person was to blame for your accident. To do this you may need a personal injury solicitor who works on a no-win, no fee basis. If you do, call us at Accident Advice Helpline as we will probably be able to put you in touch with one of our team of specialist personal injury solicitors.
You will need a copy of the police report which would have been compiled after they had concluded their investigations into the causes of your accident, as well as your medical report. You should have received immediate medical treatment for your injuries.
Accident Advice Helpline
If you are considering making a claim for road traffic injury compensation in Stevenage and need expert legal advice or information, call us at Accident Advice Helpline. Our freephone lines are always available for your calls, so you could call us right now. From a landline call 0800 689 0500, or from a mobile, the number to ring is 0333 500 0993.
Date Published: 30th September 2014