Port Isaac is a fishing village on the Cornish coast and was a busy port from the Middle Ages until the mid 19th century. There are quite a few listed buildings in Port Isaac dating from the 18th and 19th centuries, and you will find plenty to interest you as you walk down narrow alleys or ‘opes’ as they are called. There’s a particularly narrow one called “Squeezee Belly Alley.” The name Isaac may not refer to a person, as yzack or Izzick in Cornish means ‘corn’ therefore its name could be ‘Corn Port.’ In its early days as a port it was mainly concerned with pilchards, although today the catches are more likely to be of crab, lobsters, other shellfish and, of course, fish of many kinds.
Have you had a whiplash injury in Port Isaac?
The steep alleyways can be problematic, and as the streets are not very easily negotiated visitors are asked to leave their vehicles in the car park above the village and walk down to the harbour. If you stumble and hit your head on one of the walls of an alley, you may suffer a whiplash injury in Port Isaac. You may or may not be able to claim for such a whiplash injury in Port Isaac, depending on the circumstances surrounding the accident. For example, if you had been happily eating and drinking in one of the many hostelries just before your accident and whiplash injury in Port Isaac, then it is unlikely that you would be eligible to make a personal injury compensation claim, as the accident may well have been your fault. On the other hand, if you tripped over a piece of broken paving, then it might be possible to make a claim for your injury as the local authority are responsible for maintaining roads and pavements in its jurisdiction and keeping them in a good state of repair.
Can I make a claim for my injury?
If you can prove (with the help of a personal injury lawyer) that the accident in which you were injured was not your fault, but that of another person, then you may be eligible to make a personal injury compensation claim. You should start the claims process as soon as you can after your accident as sometimes claims can take years rather than months to be settled. If you need help to file a claim, or information and expert legal advice, contact us at Accident Advice Helpline.
Accident Advice Helpline
Call us at Accident Advice Helpline at any time, any day of the year, including on Bank Holidays as our freephone lines are always open. Call 0800 689 0500 from landlines, or, from mobiles, ring 0333 500 0993. Why not call us now and find out what we may be able to do for you?