Boscastle is a coastal village in Cornwall, with an Elizabethan harbour which shelters fishing boats now. Boscastle has suffered from flash floods in the past, the worst being in 2004, but the devastation caused cannot be seen now. The floods were not caused by high tides, but by the amount of rainfall which caused the rivers in the area to burst their banks.
Why would I need solicitors in Boscastle?
Solicitors in Boscastle can help in many ways, such as drawing up a will, or making the transference of property easier. If there is a personal injury solicitor in your firm of solicitors, for example, he or she could help you file a personal injury compensation claim if they think you have good grounds on which to base a claim.
Solicitors in Boscastle or elsewhere, could actually tell you whether or not you have a valid claim and will probably give you a first appointment free of charge so that they can assess your case.
You can file a personal injury compensation claim if you are able to prove that the accident in which you sustained injuries was not your fault in any way, or if you have been diagnosed with an illness that you can prove was caused because of another person’s negligence.
How long do I have in which to make a claim?
Generally, if you were injured in an accident that was not your fault within Britain, you would have three years from its date to file a claim. Having said that however, there are accidents and injuries which must be claimed for in a much shorter space of time. You should check with solicitors in Boscastle or ones close to you, or with us at Accident Advice Helpline to discover how long you have to file your particular claim.
You also have three years from the date of first being diagnosed with an illness that was the result of another person’s negligence to file a claim.
If your accident occurred outside the UK, for example, at sea, in the air, or at an airport, you only have two years in which to claim for your injuries.
Accident Advice Helpline
If you believe that you have a potential personal injury compensation claim to make, but you are uncertain about what to do, call us at Accident Advice Helpline. We can give you expert legal advice about any part of the claims’ process. You can phone us at any time on one of these freephone numbers: 0800 689 05000800 689 0500 (for landline calls too), or 0333 500 0993 for mobiles. Call us now and discover how we may be able to help you.