The majority of people are aware that precedents exist in UK law to allow them compensation if they are involved in an accident which wasn’t their fault. They are also more than likely to be aware of Greater Manchester accident claim solicitors who can seek out this compensation on their behalf.
However, for a number of reasons, some choose to pursue their claim personally, seeking out the person who is responsible for their injuries and making a claim directly against them. In some cases, they may be successful but for every individual who is successful, there are likely to be others who aren’t and who may have been if they had simply used Greater Manchester accident claim solicitors in the first instance.
Complex situations such as those involving alcohol are just one example of where Greater Manchester accident claim solicitors could prove invaluable.
To drink or not to drink?
There are many instances where it is socially acceptable to have a drink. A public house, a restaurant or a party often see beer, wine and spirits flying liberally as people wish to lose their inhibitions in order to enjoy themselves thoroughly.
However, as the alcohol starts to flow, inhibitions aren’t the only thing which is lost. Depending on the amount of alcohol which has been consumed, the person may also lose their balance, coherence and their ability to move as they normally would.
In some cases, this can lead to falls and there are few people who can honestly say that they haven’t seen an inebriated person take a not so graceful swan dive on a night out.
Of course, whilst many of these falls are hilarious at the time, they can lead to much more serious situations the following morning when the effects of the alcohol have worn off but the pain of what happened during the alcohol-fuelled evening remains. A small fall which caused little pain at the time may be found, later down the line, to be quite a serious injury and under normal (sober) circumstances, the person with the injury could make a claim for those injuries.
The problem in this situation lies with proving that it was not the alcohol which caused the accident but more a fault on the behalf of another party, and this is where many private claims fail.
Expertise of Greater Manchester accident claim solicitors
Having experienced Greater Manchester accident claim solicitors, such as Accident Advice Helpline, fighting for you means that the excuses of the guilty party who might try to throw blame back to the injured party because they’d had a drink will not be tolerated. After a 30-second test assures the injured party whether their claim is likely to be successful or not, the victim can rest assured that proving liability will be much easier with a legal expert than if they were trying to manage alone, whatever the circumstances of the incident.
To enlist our help with your claim, simply call 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile.
Date Published: 27th August 2017
Author: Jan Newell