Have you had an RTA?
If you have been involved in a road traffic accident then you might be thinking about making a claim for compensation. If this is the case then you may consider using a solicitor in Invergarry or a law firm that can help you make a claim.
Why use the best solicitor in Invergarry?
Road traffic accidents can be complicated affairs, with no one wanting to take responsibility for what has happened. If you have been injured as a result of such an accident the last thing you want to do is become caught up in arguments over responsibility and liability.
This is why it is often beneficial to hire the best solicitor in Invergarry to work on your case for you.
They can handle every aspect and arrange important documents to be sent to the third party. This means that you don’t need to get bogged down in the nitty gritty of your case and concentrate with either recovering, or getting on with your life after your dice with death!
A solicitor in Invergarry is there to make your life easier, and to provide you with relevant legal advice and support throughout the claims process. Legal matters can be complicated and it is for that very reason that you are better off ensuring that you have an expert on your side to guide you through the potential mind field you are facing.
Contributory negligence vs. 50:50
One of the issues that often comes up when dealing with a road traffic accident is whether the claimant (that’s you as the injured party) is regarded as being partly liable or responsible for the accident, or if they are 50% liable.
This can at times be a complicated matter to determine and it is something that our solicitor in Invergarry is an expert at.
For example, if you are involved in an accident with another road user whilst you are cycling on your push bike you may want to make a claim. The accident itself was caused by the other driver and of that there is no dispute. However, you were not wearing your cycling helmet at the time and therefore this made your injuries significantly worse than they would have been had you been wearing it. This would be regarded as contributory negligence as you contributed to the extent of your injuries by not taking the proper safety precautions.
In another scenario you may be regarded as being 50% liable for the accident. This would mean that both you and the other road user are equally to blame for the accident occurring (perhaps you were both texting whilst driving at the time). In this instance you could both put in a claim, and both be awarded compensation, but you would only receive 50% of what was available.
If you have any questions about the amounts likely to be due you can take our 30 second test today or speak to your solicitor in Invergarry for more information.
For expert legal advice about a possible claim call Accident Advice Helpline today on: 0800 689 0500 from a landline or: 0333 500 0993 from a mobile.
Date Published: 8th April 2014
Author: David Brown