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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

    Who determines who’s at fault in a claim?


    If you’’ve been injured as a result of a road traffic accident, you may be thinking about claiming compensation. But what exactly is compensation, and who determines who is at fault?

    Who determines who’ is at fault for a claim?

    In many compensation cases, there is a clear case of liability. If you’’re driving safely and responsibly and you get hit by a car which is going too fast, for example, it is evident that the other driver is at fault.

    In other cases, it may be more difficult to determine liability. In some cases, it can come down to your word against another person’s.

    If you are going to make a road accident compensation claim, you must be able to prove that your version of events is right, and the other driver was liable in order for the claim to be approved.

    Compensation is a financial payout which is given to people who have been injured as a result of another person, or a company, displaying negligence.

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    If you have evidence to support your claim, such as police reports, eyewitness statements and photographs, you may be able to make a car crash claim without any major obstacles. If the other driver is denying negligence, the process may be more complex.

    If you have a legal team representing you, they will build a case to try and persuade the other party to agree to a settlement; if this is not possible, the case may go to court.

    How can I claim compensation for an accident?

    If you’’ve been injured in a car crash in the last three years and you believe that another driver was at fault, contact Accident Advice Helpline.

    We have over 15 years’ experience in handling road accident claims and our expert personal injury lawyers will do everything they can to make the process as simple and stress-free for you as possible.

    Our firm is endorsed by Dame Esther Rantzen and we have a reputation for providing a reliable and professional service. We work on a  no-win, no-fee* basis and the vast majority of our clients never have to go to court.

    If you’’d like to make a claim, collect together all the information you have about your road accident and call one of our advisors now. Our freephone lines are open 24/7 on 0800 689 0500 from a landline, and 0333 500 0993 from a mobile. Alternatively, take our online 30-second eligibility test to see how much your car crash compensation claim could be worth.

    Date Published: April 29, 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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    No-Win No-Fee: *Subject to insurance costs. Fee payable if case not pursued at client's request.