Cranbrook is a small town in Kent, sometimes called the “Capital of the Kentish Weald.” It is full of weatherboard houses, which gleam in the sun, and it is surrounded by agricultural land, vineyards and orchards. The name Cranbrook probably means ‘Cranes’ marsh.’ It is said that Daniel Defoe wrote Robinson Crusoe while he was hiding from the King’s wrath in Cranbrook. The area was in the hands of smugglers in the 18th century, with a member of the notorious Hawkhurst Gang, Thomas Munn being born in Cranbrook. The gang didn’t limit themselves to one area, but roamed through southern England, smuggling brandy, tea and other goods that were highly taxed in England at the time.
Solicitors in Cranbrook
If you had fallen foul of the Hawkhurst Gang in the 18th century, there would have been no solicitors in Cranbrook to help you make a personal injury compensation claim for injuries you had sustained if you had been in their way. If you had been a widow of one of the Customs men they killed, you would not have been able to claim compensation for the death of a spouse.
To claim personal injury compensation you have to be able to prove, with solicitors in Cranbrook, or others, that any accident in which you were injured was not your fault. Solicitors in Cranbrook, for example, could help build a case to prove your innocence and so prove that another person was responsible for it.
If you have been diagnosed with an illness which you can prove, with solicitors in Cranbrook, or ones based elsewhere in the UK, was caused by the negligence of another person, you may also be entitled to make a personal injury compensation claim.
How long do I have to make an injury claim?
Usually you have three years to make a personal injury compensation claim from the date of your accident or the date of first being diagnosed with an illness. However, in the case of some accidents and injuries you have less time to file a claim. That being so, you should find out exactly how long you have to file a claim, as when the expiry date is up, you could only file a claim under exceptional circumstances.
Accident Advice Helpline
If you would like expert help and advice about your potential personal injury compensation claim, why not visit our Accident Advice Helpline website? You can take the thirty second test which will give you a rough estimate of how much compensation you might receive if your claim is successful. You can call us on one of our freephone numbers at any time for expert legal advice. The numbers to ring are 0800 689 0500 from landlines, or 0333 500 0993 from mobiles. Don’t delay; call us now for expert legal advice about any potential personal injury compensation claim.