Proving that you were not at fault in road traffic accidents
If you are involved in Epsom and Ewell road traffic accidents, you will have to work out insurance and any compensation payouts between you and the other driver involved. This is simple if the accident was clearly the fault of the other driver, or even if it was clearly your own fault, as then you simply work out insurance based on this. However, it may be less clear who was at fault. However, if you believe that your Epsom and Ewell road traffic accidents were caused by the negligence of the other driver, then you will need to work to prove your own innocence. If you are sure that you were not at fault, the last thing you want, is to have to pay out on your own insurance.
- Get a copy of the police report. Make sure that you call the police to the scene of any accident, whether you feel it is very serious or not. The police will need to be informed anyway, and if they are present then they will make a police report. This can be used as evidence when it comes to you making a compensation or insurance claim.
- Write down what you remember. As soon as you get home after an accident, write down what you remember to keep the image strong in your mind. If you don’t do this, your memory will become blurrier and your account of events may become less reliable.
- Write down anything you can remember about the other driver. This includes things like whether they were talking on the phone or to passengers, whether they were aggressive or weren’t paying attention and so on. If you cannot prove that you were not at fault, you may well be able to prove that the other driver was.
Making a claim for compensation after Epsom and Ewell road traffic accidents
When you are ready to move forward with a compensation claim against the other driver in your accident, you should look for an experienced personal injury lawyer. They can handle the claim on your behalf. This lawyer will be able to put together a strong case for compensation which is far more likely to be successful.
Call Accident Advice Helpline on 0800 689 0500, or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile to speak to our team about what happened in your Epsom and Ewell road traffic accidents. You can find out more about the compensation claims process and if you decide to move forward with a claim then the team will be able to pair you with an experienced personal injury lawyer. They will work entirely on your behalf to get you the compensation you deserve, and you shouldn’t have to go to court.
Date Published: 26th August 2014
Author: David Brown