Southend-on-Sea is a popular seaside resort in Essex. It got the name Southend because it was at the south end of the village of Prittlewell, although Southend-on-Sea has now eclipsed that village. People have been in the area since the Stone Age and there is evidence that there were Bronze Age and Iron Age settlements too. A Roman villa (or rather the remains of one) has been found too. Prittlewell had a charter to hold markets, so it was a busy town during the 13th century and later. Prittlewell Priory was founded in the 12th century by monks of the Cluniac order, and is now a Grade I listed building.
Truck accidents in Southend-on-Sea
There are many types of truck accidents in Southend-on-Sea, some serious and others minor. If you are involved in one of these truck accidents in Southend-on-Sea you may have been injured and are thinking that perhaps you could file a personal injury compensation claim.
Filing a claim for injuries
In order to file a personal injury compensation claim, you must be able to prove that you were not to blame for the accident in which you were injured. You must also prove that another person was responsible. For example, if one of the beach donkeys happened to run away from the beach and strayed into the road causing one of the road traffic accidents in Southend-on-Sea, it might be possible to make a claim against its owner who is responsible for the animal. You would have to prove that the owner had been negligent, allowing the donkey to be on the road.
If you were involved in an accident between motorised vehicles, then the police should have been called. By law if someone is injured in such an accident the driver(s) must stop and ascertain if anyone has been injured and if they have, the police must be informed. They investigate the accident and its causes and ultimately write a report which is needed if you make a claim for injuries.
Your medical report is also required so you should have received medical treatment as soon as possible after the accident.
Personal injury solicitors
You will probably need the services of a personal injury solicitor to help you build a case for filing a personal injury compensation claim. If you need one, call us at Accident Advice Helpline and we will probably be able to put you in touch with one of our team of experts.
Accident Advice Helpline
Call us at Accident Advice Helpline at any time for information about your potential claim and for expert legal advice. You can call us now as whatever the time, the freephone lines will be open as always. From a landline call 0800 689 0500, or from a mobile, 0333 500 0993.