Charlton is a district in south-east London and was mentioned in the Domesday Book of 1086 as Cerletone. Charlton was granted a charter in 1268, so that it could hold markets every Monday and an annual fair. In his A Tour through Great Britain, Daniel Defoe writes in scathing tones about this Easter fair, which had clearly become popular in the 18th century:
‘A village famous, or rather infamous for the yearly collected rabble of mad-people, at Horn-Fair; the rudeness of which I cannot but think, is such as ought to be suppressed, and indeed in a civiliz’d well govern’d nation, it may well be said to be unsufferable. The mob indeed at that time take all kinds of liberties, and the women are especially impudent for that day; as if it was a day that justify’d the giving themselves a loose to all manner of indecency and immodesty, without any reproach, or without suffering the censure which such behaviour would deserve at another time.’
It must have been a similar street atmosphere to the modern-day carnival in Notting Hill. If you had been injured in an accident in the “Horn-Fair” you would not have been able to make a compensation claim for your injuries, as there were none to be made, and certainly there would have been no personal injury solicitors in Charlton to assist you.
Solicitors in Charlton and you
If you have an accident in the street (or anywhere else) and suffer injuries, you need to be able to prove that you were not to blame for it. You would need the help of solicitors in Charlton, or ones based elsewhere to help you prove you were an innocent victim in order for your personal injury compensation claim to have a chance of success. If you had been involved in the revelries of the “Horn-Fair” however, you may have been drinking and this would jeopardize your claim for compensation.
Solicitors in Charlton could also help you file a compensation claim against a person whose negligence caused you to contract an illness or disease. You would have to prove that the negligence of another person caused the illness. Illnesses which are the result of another person’s negligence are classed as personal injuries.
Although you generally have three years in which to file any personal injury compensation claim, you should find out precisely how long you have to file your claim from a firm of solicitors in Charlton or one based elsewhere. You can also call us at Accident Advice Helpline to obtain this, and much more information.
Accident Advice Helpline
If you need information, or have queries regarding any type of potential personal injury compensation claim, don’t hesitate to call us at Accident Advice Helpline. Call us on one of these freephone numbers at any time: 0800 689 0500 from a landline, or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile. Why not call now and find out how we may be able to help you?