As you may well know, you may be able to claim compensation through Accident Advice Helpline if you can demonstrate that you have been involved in an accident that was someone else’s fault in Lancaster. On this page, we are going to take a little look at what this means.
Do you need to prove anything else other than fault?
Now, proving an accident that was someone else’s fault in Lancaster is not enough. You must be able to prove two other elements:
- That the incident occurred within the last three years. Now, there are a couple of exceptions to this rule, however, in the vast majority of cases, you have to make that claim within three years. If you wish to find out what the exceptions to this rule are, please do not hesitate to get in touch.
- You must provide us with evidence that you were injured. This means providing us with a medical report. If you can’t do that, you can’t claim compensation.
Proving that the incident was somebody else’s fault
When we say that an accident was somebody else’s fault, we are saying that they acted in a negligent manner. This does not necessarily mean that they acted deliberately in order to hurt you. In fact, the vast majority of personal injury compensation claims are nothing but an accident. What this means is that the person that injured you acted in a manner that was not expected of them.
In certain situations, people have a duty of care towards you. They have a responsibility to ensure that you stay safe. For example, if you are travelling on the roads, every other driver has a responsibility to ensure that they do not drive in a manner which puts anyone else at harm. If you are at work, your employer has a responsibility towards you in order to ensure that you stay safe whilst on the job.
An accident can be said to be somebody else’s fault when they breach this duty of care. For example, if a driver took their eyes off of the road for a brief moment or, perhaps, if your employer provided you with incorrect safety training or poor quality safety equipment.
You have to prove, on the balance of probabilities, that the incident was caused by the negligence of another person. We will help you to gather the evidence that you need in order to put together a very strong compensation claim here.
Have you been involved in an accident that was someone else’s fault in Lancaster? Get in touch with us today!
Call Accident Advice Helpline today on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 if you are calling from a mobile.