Sutton Coldfield, or more properly, The Royal Town of Sutton Coldfield, is now a town in the city of Birmingham in the West Midlands, although formerly it was in Warwickshire. The name Sutton Coldfield might mean the south settlement (south of perhaps Lichfield or Tamworth) on the charcoal fields. Human activity in the area dates back to Neolithic times, and the Roman Icknield Street passes though Sutton Park, providing evidence of their time in the area. When the Roman occupation of Britain ended, the area transferred into Saxon hands coming under the rule of the kingdom of Mercia, an area which had Tamworth as its capital. It was William the Conqueror who was responsible for Sutton Chase becoming a Royal Forest and hunting ground. In those days there would have been no road vehicle accidents in Sutton Coldfield unless they involved pedestrians or horses and carts or carriages.
Road vehicle accidents in Sutton Coldfield
Over the years, as the volume of traffic has increased, so have road traffic accidents in Sutton Coldfield. Road vehicle accidents in Sutton Coldfield range in severity from minor ones to fatal ones. In June 2012 a woman died in a collision on the A446 after having a collision with a van. The men in the van did not need hospital treatment as they had only suffered minor injuries, so were extremely lucky.
Making a claim for personal injuries
If you have been injured in one of the road vehicle accidents in Sutton Coldfield, you may be entitled to claim for your injuries if you can prove that you were in no way responsible for the accident in which you sustained them. You also must be able to prove that another person was responsible, as otherwise there would be no one against whom to file a claim.
You will, quite probably, need the help of an experienced personal injury solicitor to help you build a case on which to base a claim. If you do need one who works on a no-win, no fee basis, call us at Accident Advice Helpline. As a law firm we work with a team of specialist personal injury solicitors and so we can probably put you in touch with a suitably experienced one.
You will need a copy of the police report as they were probably called to the accident scene or informed of your accident, as well as your medical report which details the extent of your injuries.
Accident Advice Helpline
Why not call us at Accident Advice Helpline now as our freephone lines will be open? We can give you information about the claims’ process and expert legal advice about your potential personal injury compensation claim. From a landline call 0800 689 500, or if you prefer to call from a mobile, the freephone number is 0333 500 0993.