How to tell if you are at fault for an accident and when to start claiming for injuries in Swindon
It is not always absolutely obvious who is at fault in an accident or serious incident. In some cases it will be fairly straightforward, whilst in others you may have to have a full investigation and check CCTV and other factors to work out exactly who is at fault for what has happened.
If you believe that you might be at fault in an accident, you will want to get the situation sorted out as quickly as possible, and find yourself a lawyer who can represent you against any other parties. However, if you aren’t sure who is to blame it can be difficult to do this. Here are some ways that you can tell if you are at fault.
- Were you paying attention? Distraction is a major cause of accidents on the road, as well as a number of other accidents. If you weren’t paying attention at the time, or were in some way distracted, it is likely that the accident was your fault, and that you will have to take the blame.
- Were you negligent in some way? If you were behaving negligently in some way then it is almost guaranteed that you will take the blame for the accident. If you had been drinking and driving, were breaking any rules of the road or ignored a stop sign, then it is more than likely that you were at fault.
- Were you speeding? Speeding is a major cause of accidents, and even if the other person was at least partly to blame for the accident, if you were the only person going too fast you will have to take some of the blame for what happened, if not the entire accident.
- Were you being aggressive? Some people cause accidents when they were simply driving in an aggressive manner, either trying to beat another car to a junction or taking revenge for something another car did earlier.
You should think about claiming for injuries in Swindon
You should think carefully about claiming for injuries in Swindon if you think that another person was at fault for an accident in which you have been badly injured. The money from an injury claim can help you to pay for any medical or other expenses that crop up after your accident, helping you to relax and recover more easily.
Call Accident Advice Helpline on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile phone to speak to the team about claiming for injuries in Swindon and get help deciding how best to go about it. If you decide to move forward with a claim, you will work with an experienced personal injury lawyer, who will work on a 100% ‘no win, no fee’ basis to get you the compensation you deserve.
Date Published: 19th October 2014
Author: David Brown