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    Establishing liability

    When it comes to making a Derby ‘no win, no fee’ claim one of the most important things that your solicitor is going to need to do is establish who is liable for your accident, and therefore your injuries. It is then going to be this person that a Derby ‘no win, no fee’ claim is made against.

    On the face of it; it may appear easy to determine who is liable for your accident – but this is not the case. Determining such a thing can be quite complicated and require time as well as extensive legal knowledge. This is why here at Accident Advice Helpline, we think it is important to ensure that you have the necessary legal support to help you make your Derby ‘no win, no fee’ claim.

    The thing that causes the most confusion, and is often what holds the entire legal process up, is that involvement in an accident is not the same as liability.

    Let’s take a road traffic accident as an example

    You are driving vehicle A and you are hit by driver B. You know that you did nothing wrong and as you have been injured as a result you decide to make a Derby ‘no win, no fee’ claim against driver B. After all, their vehicle hit yours.

    In order to make your Derby ‘no win, no fee’ claim you instruct Accident Advice Helpline solicitors who, on investigation, discover that driver B hit your car because he was unable to stop in time. He asserts that he had just come from the local mechanics who had replaced the brakes on his vehicle. Due to an error at the garage, the brakes were not working and this is why driver B was unable to stop in time, and ultimately why your vehicle was hit.

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    Although driver B was involved in the accident and arguably caused the accident, the accident was not his fault. A Derby ‘no win, no fee’ claim against him in this instance would be unfair, and wouldn’t go anywhere. However, your solicitors would be able to make a Derby ‘no win, no fee’ claim against the mechanic who had provided the faulty brakes.

    Making a Derby ‘no win, no fee’ claim

    As you can see there are many things that need to be taken into account and properly investigated when you make a Derby ‘no win, no fee’ claim. This is precisely why it is wise to seek professional legal advice when initiating a claim.

    Many worry that such a claim is going to be expensive, and they will not be able to afford the legal fees. However with Accident Advice Helpline, this is not something you need worry about. Our ‘no win, no fee’ guarantee means that if you don’t win compensation, you don’t pay us our fee.

    Take our 30 second test today to see how much we could secure for you.

    Date Published: 17th October 2014

    Author: David Brown

    Accident Advice Helpline (or AAH) is a trading style of Slater Gordon Solutions Legal Limited. Slater Gordon Solutions Legal Limited is a company registered in England and Wales with registration number 07931918, VAT 142 8192 16, registered office Dempster Building, Atlantic Way, Brunswick Business Park, Liverpool, L3 4UU and is an approved Alternative Business Structure authorised and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority with licence number 591058 and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority.

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