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.
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