Driving on the road is potentially dangerous enough these days without drivers making silly, and easily avoidable errors. One such example of an error that can easily be avoided with a little bit of common sense is tailgating.
Tailgating is specifically when one driver drives too close to the rear of the vehicle in front. This can increase the potential for accident, and therefore injury, as the stopping distance is greatly reduced between the two vehicles. As a result, if the vehicle in front brakes suddenly then the driver behind has not allowed themselves enough time to stop, thus causing an accident.
If you have been injured in an accident as a result of such a scenario then you might be entitled to seek Denbighshire compensation. In such a situation then any compensation you are awarded will be retrieved from the driver tailgating, or more specifically their insurance provider.
Why not contact Accident Advice Helpline to find out more, and establish whether or not one of our solicitors could help you get the compensation that you are entitled to?
How do you know if you can make a claim?
For the most part it comes down to common sense.
In order for you to be able to make a compensation claim you need to have someone against whom to make a claim. This would be the party liable, or responsible, for the accident which caused your injuries. Assuming the accident was not caused as a result of something you did, or didn’t do, then you should be able to make a claim.
Equally you can only make a compensation claim if there is something to claim compensation for. In other words you must have received some form of personal injury during the accident. It is for this injury that any Denbighshire compensation you receive will be awarded. Your solicitor will need to obtain proof of this injury, usually through copies of your medical records, but possibly also by arranging for you to be assessed by an independent medical expert.
Legally speaking you have up to three years in which to initiate a claim. There are some instances where you may be able to win Denbighshire compensation after this time limit has passed, but it is important you speak to a solicitor first to find out whether or not these may apply to you.
How long does it take to claim for Denbighshire compensation?
The amount of time it takes to settle your Denbighshire compensation claim will depend on the nature of your individual case and the accident you have been involved in.
Road traffic accidents can take longer to settle than other cases, usually because the other driver denies liability. In such cases your solicitor will need to argue why they are liable, and this can take time, especially if they are waiting on proof and statements to come through.
However, here at Accident Advice Helpline we always do all we can to ensure a successful outcome. To speak to an adviser today just dial 0800 689 0500 from your land line, or 0333 500 0993 from your mobile now.
Date Published: 1st May 2017
Author: Jan Newell