Harlow, in Essex, is one of the New Towns that was built after the Second World War in an attempt to alleviate overcrowding in London. Although it is a New Town, this is not to suggest that it doesn’t have much of a history. In fact it was mentioned in the Doomsday Book in 1086 as Herlaua. This was a small village in the area now called Old Harlow. Even before this there is archaeological evidence to prove that the area in which Harlow now stands was a hunting ground in the Stone Ages. Of course, at that time people lived in tribal groups and were hunter-gatherers, nomadic people.
Making a traffic accident claim in Harlow
In early December 2014, there was a major accident on the M25 where several cars and lorries crashed through the central reservation and ended up on the wrong side of the road. The collision involved several lorries and some smaller vehicles, and one person was confirmed dead at the scene. Others were taken to a hospital in Harlow for medical treatment. The debris and vehicles had to be cleared from the motorway, so it was closed for some time. There were delays of many hours while the emergency services worked at the scene of the accident.
Accidents as bad as this are rare, but when the dust settles and all the injuries have been treated, many of the victims may continue suffering. That’s because their injuries cause severe restraints on their quality of life. This is when a company such as Accident Advice Helpline comes in.
If you have been injured in an accident in or near Harlow, you may be entitled to make a traffic accident claim in Harlow for your injuries. However, if you wish to make a Harlow road traffic accident claim, you will need to prove that you were in no way at fault and that another person was entirely to blame for the accident.
If you have a road traffic accident in Harlow and it involved a car, motorbike, van and so on, and there were casualties, then the police must be informed as well as the ambulance service. You should not leave the accident scene until the emergency services arrive.
If you are able take photographs of any damage to your vehicle and of the road surface, if you believe this was the cause of the accident. To be eligible to make a Harlow road traffic accident claim, you must have had medical treatment straightaway after the accident. Your medical report will be needed if you make a Harlow road traffic accident claim or any other personal injury compensation claim.
Accident Advice Helpline
Call us at Accident Advice Helpline for help, information and expert legal advice regarding your potential personal injury compensation claim. You can use one of our freephone numbers to call:- 0800 689 0500 is for landline calls, and 0333 500 0993 is for calls from mobiles. Why not call now? We can help with your traffic accident claim in Harlow.
Date Published: 12th December 2014
Author: David Brown