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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

    Are left hand drive cars immediately at fault in an accident?


    Road traffic accidents occur on a daily basis. If you wish to claim compensation for a car crash, it is important to establish who was at fault for the accident. If another driver was to blame for your injuries, whether you use a right or left hand drive vehicle, you have the right to claim compensation.

    Are left hand drive cars immediately at fault in an accident?

    In most cases, road accidents are caused by driver error. In some cases, there is a clear case of liability on the part of one driver. In others, liability is less clear cut.

    There is an assumption that left hand drive cars are automatically blamed for crashes; however, this is not always the case. If you’’re making a left turn and a collision occurs, it is
    likely that you will be at fault. However, there are exceptions and left hand drive cars will not always be liable for the accident.

    If the oncoming driver was driving too fast, they were unable to judge your speed as a result of drinking alcohol, or they lost control of their vehicle, they may be liable for the car crash.

    How can I claim car crash compensation?

    If you’’ve been injured in a car crash and you believe that another driver was liable, you may wish to claim compensation. If the crash happened in the last three years and you have evidence to support your version of events, Accident Advice Helpline could help.

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    Examples of sources of evidence which may be useful include eyewitness statements, medical and police reports and photographs.

    If you have a viable road accident claim, our expert personal injury lawyers could eliminate all the stress of the processes of claiming compensation. We deal with all the jargon, build your case and hopefully secure a positive outcome. Most of our clients never have to go to court and we can carry out most consultations over the phone.

    How can I find out more?

    If you’’d like to find out more about making a car crash claim, call our friendly advisors now. Our lines are open 24/7 on 0800 689 0500, or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile. You can also visit our website and take our 30-second eligibility test. This will give you an idea of whether or not you can make a claim. If there is a possibility of a successful outcome, it will also give
    you an estimate of how much your claim could be worth.

    Date Published: April 6, 2016

    Author: Accident Advice

    Accident Advice Helpline (or AAH) is a trading style of Slater Gordon Solutions Legal Limited. Slater Gordon Solutions Legal Limited is a company registered in England and Wales with registration number 07931918, VAT 142 8192 16, registered office Dempster Building, Atlantic Way, Brunswick Business Park, Liverpool, L3 4UU and is an approved Alternative Business Structure authorised and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority. Authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority.

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