If you’ve been injured in an accident that was not your fault, there will be a chance that you will be successful in launching a no win no fee* claim for Calderdale road traffic incidents. However, your chance could be damaged if your conduct at the time of the incident could be deemed in any way, shape, or form to have contributed to the severity of your injuries. This is a legal concept known as contributory negligence in the personal injury world.
Contributory negligence and Calderdale road traffic incidents action
Imagine that you were badly injured in a road traffic accident and went on to take no win no fee* road traffic incidents action against the insurer of the driver that was responsible for the incident. If you were in a car at the time and had not taken the trouble to fasten your seatbelt, as you are legally required to, contributory negligence could come into play. The same will be true if you were injured in an accident that was not your fault while travelling on a motorcycle if you had not put your crash helmet on.
Failing to take the steps that most people would as a matter of course to protect themselves from danger could see you putting yourself in a position where contributory negligence could be relevant if you were injured in an accident that was not your fault. This is another reason that you should always make sure you are taking basic safety precautions while going about your daily business. Failing to do so might not only result in you being badly injured, it might also jeopardise any pay-out you might be eligible for.
Get advice from the experts at Accident Advice Helpline
Been injured in an accident that was not your fault and curious as to whether or not your conduct might exclude you from taking some form of no win no fee* Calderdale road traffic incidents action? Don’t automatically assume the worst. Call Accident Advice Helpline today on 0800 689 0500 to find out if you might be in a position to use one of their Calderdale road traffic accidents solicitors to seek the compensation you might be entitled to.
Date Published: 18th August 2014
Author: David Brown