Most people in the UK know this nursery rhyme: –
“Ride a cock horse to Banbury Cross,
To see a Fyne lady ride on a white horse.
With rings on her fingers and bells on her toes,
She shall have music wherever she goes.”
There used to be three crosses in Banbury, but these were destroyed in 1600, when the local populace thought that they were pagan (or worse, Catholic) in origin. There is a cross in Banbury, but this is not an old market cross as you can find in other villages in Warwickshire; it was erected in 1859. The “Fyne” lady of the children’s rhyme is thought to have been a member of the Fiennes family, owners of nearby Broughton Castle. The nursery rhyme was published in 1784, although it is thought to have much older origins. However, there are others who believe that the fine lady refers to Elizabeth I who visited Banbury on her tour of Warwickshire, while others claim that the lady was in fact, Lady Godiva.
Horse riding accidents
If the “Fyne lady” had been injured in an accident because an unruly local had spooked the white stallion she was riding, there would have been no recourse to compensation for her injuries. There would have been no solicitors Banbury-based to take up her case, and certainly there were no personal injury compensation claims which could have been made. The unfortunate person may have been caught and imprisoned (or worse) but there could be no financial compensation for injuries if the man (or woman) had been a peasant.
Now, of course, if you have a horse-riding accident and can prove it was caused by another person and you were in no way to blame, you may be entitled to claim compensation for your injuries, and therefore you could be seeking the services of solicitors in Banbury.
Solicitors in Banbury
If you have been involved in any kind of accident which you can prove, with solicitors in Banbury, or others based elsewhere in the country, that it was definitely not your fault, you may have three years in which to claim compensation. However, different accidents and injuries carry different limitation periods, so you should check with solicitors in Banbury, for example, or with us at Accident Advice Helpline, to find out how long you have before the time limit for your claim expires.
You may also be seeking solicitors in Banbury or others based elsewhere, if you have an illness (or have had one within the last three years), which you can prove was caused by another person’s negligence.
Accident Advice Helpline
If you have any potential personal injury compensation claim to make, but need expert legal advice and assistance, call us at Accident Advice Helpline at any time on one of these freephone numbers. Call 0800 689 0500 (and call this from a landline too) or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile phone. Why not call now and find out how we may be able to help you?
Date Published: 2nd April 2014
Author: David Brown