Shirehampton was a village which originated on the outskirts of the city of Bristol, but which is now a part of that city. Local people call it “Shire” (although not The Shire, home of the Tolkein characters, Bilbo and Frodo Baggins). The woodland which overlooks the Horseshoe Bend in the River Avon is a National Nature Reserve, and the Lamplighters Marsh Site of Nature Conservation Interest also lies inside the boundaries of Shirehampton. During World War One, Shirehampton housed a Remount Depot that stabled around 300, 000 horses and mules and supplied them to the British army between 1914 and 1918. However, there is no trace of this facility today.
Have you had a whiplash injury in Shirehampton?
Horses and mules can be temperamental creatures, and if you are thrown by a rearing stallion, you would be lucky if your only injury were a whiplash injury in Shirehampton. You may or may not be able to make a claim for your injury, depending on the circumstances of the accident in which you suffered your whiplash injury in Shirehampton. If you were thrown from a horse because an inconsiderate motorist hooted a horn and spooked the horse, then you might be able to prove that your accident was not your fault, but the fault of that motorist. You would probably need the help of the police to find the person and you might be eligible to make a claim against him or her. In order to make a claim for a whiplash injury in Shirehampton, or any other injury, you must be able to prove that the accident in which you sustained it was not your fault. You also have to prove that it was the fault of another person (and not a wild animal, for example) as there must be someone to file a claim against.
How long do I have to file a claim?
If your accident happened in the UK you may have three years in which to file a claim, although that is the longest period of time you have. Some accidents and their injuries have to be claimed for within months rather than years, so you should call us at Accident Advice Helpline to find out how long you have to file your claim, as when the limitation period is up you will not be able, under normal circumstances, to file one.
Accident Advice Helpline
Call us at Accident Advice Helpline at any time of day or night for information and expert legal advice about your particular claim. You can call us on one of our freephone numbers now as the lines will be open. From a mobile call 0333 500 0993, or from a landline, call 0800 689 0500. Why not call us now and find out how we might be able to help you with your claim?