Crantock is a village on the Cornish coast, with Crantock Bay giving holiday-makers the opportunity to sunbathe on a beach with golden sands and dunes. However, due to the extreme weather conditions during the winter of 2013-2014, the dunes are changing and there are steep drops at the edges of several of them. It is believed that the village was founded by St. Carantoc in the 5th century, but what we know of this saint is patchy and contradictory.
St. Carantoc is said to be the Celtic saint, Caranog, who met King Arthur and helped him remove a dragon which had been terrorising people. Arthur asked Carantoc to get rid of the dragon for him and promised that if he did so he would tell him where his altar was, which had been sent from Ireland, or perhaps Wales. Carantoc went off to pray and immediately the dragon came to him and allowed itself to be led by the saint to the ‘citadel’ where the people wanted to kill the dragon. However, Carantoc wouldn’t allow them to do that and freed the dragon, commanding it not to harm anyone. The dragon left peacefully and never returned. There is also another church built to honour this saint, in Llangrannog, Wales, and there is a town in Brittany called Carantec which is also associated with this saint.
Solicitors in Crantock
If you had been injured by a dragon when St. Carantoc was alive, you wouldn’t have had recourse to solicitors in Crantock (there were no solicitors anywhere at that time) and certainly you would not have been able to file a personal injury compensation claim against anyone (and not simply because there were no such things to file) because no one presumably owned the dragon.
If you are injured in an accident which involved a wild animal, you could not make a claim for your injuries, even if the fault for the accident could be proven not to have been yours. To make a claim for injuries you must, with the help of solicitors in Crantock, for example, be able to prove that another person was responsible for it and you were just an innocent victim.
Attacked by a dog?
If you were attacked by a dog, and you had done nothing to provoke it, you may be entitled to make a claim for your injuries against its owner, with the help of solicitors in Crantock, or ones based elsewhere.
You would need to have been treated for your injuries and you should also have informed the police, who would then write a report after an investigation into the attack had been carried out.
Accident Advice Helpline
Whatever type of personal injury compensation claim you think you may have, call us at Accident Advice Helpline at any time, for help and advice. Call us on one of these numbers:- 0800 689 0500 for calls from landlines, or 0333 500 0993 for calls from mobiles. Why not call now for expert legal advice, information and help?
Date Published: 1st June 2014