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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

    In a three car accident who is at fault?


    Every day, thousands of people get in the car and make their way from A to B. If you’re a driver, it’s vital to be wary of hazards on the road, and to drive safely. Sometimes, even if you’re a careful driver, you can get injured on the roads. If you’ve been involved in a three car accident, and you don’t think you were at fault, you may be eligible for compensation. Compensation may not solve everything, but it can help to cover the cost of lost earnings and ease financial pressure after a road accident.

    Determining who’s responsible

    Most collisions involve two vehicles, and often, it’s relatively easy to determine which driver was at fault. In a three car accident, it can be more difficult to pinpoint liability. One of the main problems is that lots of eventualities can arise. The front car may brake suddenly causing the second car to run into the first car and the third vehicle to crash into the middle vehicle. Alternatively, the third car could bump into the middle car, which causes the middle vehicle to hit the car in front of it. Sometimes, you have to brake suddenly to avoid a hazard like a child running out or another vehicle coming towards you. In this case, the first driver wouldn’t usually assume liability. However, if that driver was speeding, and that’s why they had to slam the brakes on, they would then be liable for the accident. In the second case when the back car goes into the front car, the driver of the third car would usually be liable, as their actions affected both the first and second vehicles.

    Making a car accident claim

    If you’ve been involved in a car accident, and you’re not sure who was liable, call Accident Advice Helpline. If you’ve been injured by another driver, and you’d like to make a claim for a road accident, we can help. To claim the incident must have happened in the last 3 years. You also need to have sought medical attention and you have evidence to support your car accident claim, you have every chance of making a successful road traffic accident claim. We have more than 15 years of experience in dealing with car crash claims, and we operate a no-win, no-fee* policy. Call now on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile phone.

    Date Published: March 6, 2017

    Author: Accident Advice

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