If you have been involved in a East Cambridgeshire car accident, we at Accident Advice Helpline want to help you out. However, you have to realise that we can’t deal with each and every compensation claim that comes our way. If you wish to work with us, you will need to ensure that your case meets the following guidelines:
- The incident must have occurred within the last three years.
- The incident must have been the fault of another person (we will focus on this more soon)
- The incident must have resulted in an injury that required medical attention
Let’s focus on the second point, as this is something that we are often asked many questions about.
What is negligence?
Contrary to popular belief, negligence does not mean that a person acted deliberately. It means that a person acted in a manner which was not expected of them. As you may well know, when you are out on the road, you have a duty of care towards each and every other road user.
This duty of care is to ensure that these people are kept safe and that you do not act in a manner which is dangerous. If you have been negligent, it means that you acted in a way which put other people in danger. If somebody acts in a way which puts other people in danger and this, in turn, leads to an injury, there is a good chance that you will be able to claim compensation.
The following are incidents where a person may seem to have been negligent. This is not a complete list, however. We at Accident Advice Helpline may be able to provide assistance with so much more than this:
- If a person took their eyes off of the road, perhaps to change a radio station in their car, they will have been negligent.
- If a person speeds.
- If a person collides with a pedestrian when the pedestrian had a right of way.
One of our main aims here at Accident Advice Helpline will be to prove that negligence occurred in the East Cambridgeshire car accident. In order to prove negligence, we will work with you to gather a plethora of evidence.
We will require, for instance, witness statements. Photographs and videos of the incident scene will go a long way. If you have obtained a police report, we will also require that.
Have you been involved in an East Cambridgeshire car accident?
Call Accident Advice Helpline today on 0800 689 0500 from a landline, or 0333 500 0993 if you are calling from a mobile. We’re here for you after an East Cambridgeshire car accident.