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    "If you've been injured through no fault of your own you could be entitled to compensation. If you're unsure if you could claim, I recommend you call Accident Advice Helpline."

    Esther Rantzen

    Can both parties in a car crash claim against each other?


    What happens if both parties in a car crash blame the other for the incident? The aftermath of a road traffic accident can be chaotic enough at the best of times. When there’s a disagreement over liability for the crash, this confusion is significantly multiplied.

    Both parties in a car crash blame the other – what happens next?

    These sorts of cases are known as split liability. Sometimes, split liability can mean that both parties agree to partial responsibility for the accident. However, it can also mean one side holds the other responsible, and vice versa.

    In these cases, establishing liability for who was responsible for a road traffic accident is essential. When establishing liability, there is a lot to consider. A classic example of a car accident that may result in a split liability case is outlined below.

    A car is reversing out of a parking space. On the other side, a second car is also reversing out of a space. Neither driver notices the other and they collide by reversing into each other.

    In the above example, a verdict of split liability is likely to be reached. This is because it seems neither driver noticed the other. You may even have noticed the other driver and stopped. However, you would need to prove this in order to find the other driver responsible.

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    Where can I get help with my car accident claim?

    Compensation claims for injuries from accidents on the road can be somewhat complicated. In order to achieve the best result, it’s best to get help and guidance from the experts.

    With over 16 years’ experience in processing personal injury claims – including road traffic accidents – turn to Accident Advice Helpline.

    Our lawyers have the expertise and knowledge to get a successful outcome. Financial compensation can at least ease the burden of injuries and pain in the aftermath of a car crash. Furthermore, they settle the vast majority of cases out of court.

    This means you can leave your car accident compensation claim in our capable hands. You can be free from the stresses and worry of a court appearance.

    Finally, all our lawyers work on a 100% no-win, no-fee basis.

    If you’re still not sure, you can call our expert advisors for a no-obligation consultation. They can help establish your eligibility to claim before you make any further decisions. Call 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 from mobiles.

    Date Published: May 6, 2017

    Author: SM Content

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