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    "If you've been injured through no fault of your own you could be entitled to compensation. If you're unsure if you could claim, I recommend you call Accident Advice Helpline."

    Esther Rantzen

    Solicitors in Buckfastleigh


    Buckfastleigh is a small market town in Devon, close to the famous Buckfast Abbey. The name Buckfastleigh means a strong place where bucks (male deer) could be held in a pasture. The Brook Manor House (close to Buckfastleigh) and its owner, Richard Cabell, who died around 1677, have a legend attached to them which Sir Arthur Conan Doyle used as the basis for his Sherlock Holmes book, The Hound of the Baskervilles. The tomb Cabell was interred in was unusual and it was said by locals that it was designed to prevent his restless spirit wandering the moors of Dartmoor. Local legend has it that on the night of Cabell’s death black hounds breathing fire and brimstone were seen howling on the moors.

    Solicitors in Buckfastleigh

    If you were wandering around Dartmoor at night and were attacked by a hell-hound breathing fire and brimstone, any solicitors in Buckfastleigh might think you were a lunatic. You would have to convince them to take on the case if you wanted to pursue a personal injury compensation claim for your injuries, which may have included burns and scorch marks. One problem that solicitors in Buckfastleigh would have, is that they would have to trace the owner of the hounds and if it were Cabell, as he is long dead, this could be tricky. If you have been injured in an accident, you need to be able to prove that the accident was not your fault.

    Solicitors in Buckfastleigh could also help you build a case to prove that an illness you have been diagnosed with was caused by another person’s negligence. You would have three years to file a claim from the date of being diagnosed with it.

    Solicitors in Buckfastleigh, or ones based elsewhere, could tell you how long you have to claim for injuries sustained in an accident. Generally you have three years from its date to file a claim, but for some accidents and injuries you have a shorter time period in which to make your claim.

    Bitten by a dog?

    If you have been attacked and bitten by a dog, it may be possible to make a personal injury compensation claim. Many dog owners are now taking out insurance to cover the possibility of their pooch biting someone. If you can prove you did nothing to provoke the dog, then you could make a claim for your injury. You should inform the police of the attack, as if a dog has bitten once, it could easily do so again. Even if the dog that bit you was a stray, you could still be eligible to file a claim.

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    Accident Advice Helpline

    If you need expert legal advice regarding any kind of personal injury compensation claim, call us at Accident Advice Helpline now on one of our freephone numbers. Call at any time, as the lines will be open. From a landline call 0800 689 0500 or from a mobile call 0333 500 0993. Call now, time may be running out for you to file your claim.

    Date Published: 26th April 2014

    Author: David Brown

    Accident Advice Helpline (or AAH) is a trading style of Slater Gordon Solutions Legal Limited. Slater Gordon Solutions Legal Limited is a company registered in England and Wales with registration number 07931918, VAT 142 8192 16, registered office Dempster Building, Atlantic Way, Brunswick Business Park, Liverpool, L3 4UU and is an approved Alternative Business Structure authorised and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority with licence number 591058 and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority.

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