The county of Devon is made up of several government districts. One of these – the southernmost one – is South Hams. It is home to several well-known settlements including Totnes, Dartmouth and Salcombe, and its total population is currently around 84,000. Tourism is a big draw here, mainly thanks to the beautiful scenery and coastline. The majority of holidays are completed successfully, but every now and then there could be a rare case where someone considers making a South Hams accident claim.
There are many lovely places to visit in this area, including the ones mentioned above. However, you can also explore many other places, including those that are far less well-known to the masses. Devon certainly offers a wonderful and very safe place to holiday in.
How might you be injured in the first place?
Any area with lots of tourists is going to have people on the roads who are unfamiliar with the road layout. This does not mean there is necessarily going to be an increase in road accidents of course – indeed, newcomers to the area are likely to be even more careful because they are unfamiliar with the roads.
With that said, anyone who is speeding or not taking appropriate care behind the wheel may potentially have an increased risk of causing an accident. You may be a very careful driver and be alert to your surroundings at all times, but you may not have any time to avoid someone else who is not as careful.
Does this mean you might be able to claim for injuries caused in a road accident?
In many cases, the responsible third party may not claim responsibility for the accident at the time. However, do not assume this leaves you with little chance to claim compensation if they were at fault. Witness statements, your own statement and evidence of injuries will all be considered by a lawyer if they think you have a good opportunity to make such a claim.
If you want to know more about making a South Hams accident claim, call Accident Advice Helpline. Our expert advisors are available on 0800 689 0500 and they can make it far easier to understand how the whole process works. One of our accident claims solicitors could agree that you have an excellent chance of being awarded compensation, so call us free now to find out if that applies in your case. It costs nothing to do so.
Date Published: 14th November 2014
Author: David Brown