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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."

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    Accident and injury claims in Breckland


    Example accident and injury claims in Breckland

    Many people are aware that they can make accident and injury claims in Breckland if they have been injured in an accident that was not their fault. However, what they are not sure of is what constitutes fault, and how they demonstrate that the fault did not lie with them.

    Thankfully, these are things that your Accident Advice Helpline solicitor will be able to work out and help with, so there really is no need for you to worry about the legalities and the complicated elements of making accident and injury claims in Breckland.

    However, a good way to demonstrate what fault is, and how to prove it is to look at a hypothetical case.

    Imagine you are driving to work and another road user pulls out in front of you. As a result of their actions you drive in to the side of their vehicle, causing an accident. In such an accident you are likely to suffer from a whiplash injury, as might any passengers in your vehicle.

    It is clear from this description that you did not cause the accident. You had right of way, and the other driver pulled out on you. They are therefore responsible for the accident.

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    But is this the same as them being at fault?

    It all depends on why they failed to stop, and essentially pulled out on you. If they were not paying attention, or wrongly thought they had enough time to make their manoeuvre, then there are likely to be found to be responsible and a claim can be made against them.

    However, if they have just returned from having their car fixed by a mechanic, who failed to spot a problem with their brakes, and it is this which led to them being unable to stop their vehicle, then the situation changes. The mechanic, who is not even at the scene, could be held accountable and accident and injury claims in Breckland can be made against them.

    Find out more about your right to claim

    The easiest way to find out whether or not you have the right to make a claim and secure compensation is to seek advice from Accident Advice Helpline. We are able to provide you with free, no obligation advice and support if you call us on 0800 689 0500 from a landline or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile.

    Alternatively, take our 30 second test to find out how much you could be entitled to receive if we take your case on.

    Date Published: 6th June 2015

    Author: David Brown

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