If you have tried to locate a solicitor in Staverton already, your level of success could depend on where you were in the country when you attempted this. This is because there are four locations across England that go by the name Staverton. For example, it is the name of a village in Devon, but it is also the name of a village in Gloucestershire. It’s clearly a popular name for villages, because there is another example in Northamptonshire. You can also find one in Wiltshire.
While searching for a solicitor may prove easy or hard depending on where you are in the country, it will always be more challenging if you are in a village. This is because a village population may vary from just a handful of people to 1,000 or more. It is unlikely to be much larger than that, however.
How might a solicitor help if you have been injured in an accident?
Many solicitors specialise in certain aspects of law. For example, some will specialise in handling personal injury claims from people who have been hurt in accidents they believe were caused by someone else. No doubt you have heard of such claims before, and you may even be aware of the issue of negligence that comes to the fore here.
Indeed, negligence is a very important issue to be aware of. For a compensation claim to be lodged in the proper manner, you must be able to prove another party was indeed negligent in their behaviour. This might mean an employer did not follow proper health and safety procedures. It could mean a motorcyclist did not stop at a red light and struck you as you crossed the road in front of them. It may even mean someone from a local council was negligent in not getting a poorly-maintained pavement sorted out and made safe, and because of this, you tripped and fell, hurting yourself in the process.
Do you have medical evidence of your injuries that could be given to a solicitor in Staverton?
This is very important to remember. If you saw a doctor – whether it was your own doctor or someone at an A&E department following your accident – there will be proof of the injuries you suffered. This will help support any claim you end up making. Without such evidence, it can be very hard to prove anything happened. So, if you have just been injured and you haven’t yet seen your GP, make sure you do so to get the injuries tended to and recorded.
The good news is you don’t need to find a solicitor in Staverton if you live there, or if your accident happened there. You simply need to call Accident Advice Helpline to take advantage of our nationwide, easy-to-use service. Call now on 0800 689 0500, or on 0333 500 0993 from your mobile if you wish. We are waiting for your call to see how we can help you make a claim.
Date Published: 26th June 2017
Author: Rob Steen