If you have been injured in Inverness you could sue for damages
Accident Advice Helpline could help you if you have been injured in Inverness and want to sue for damages.
What is suing for damages?
If you have been injured in Inverness you could sue for damages. While this might be a comforting thought to some, others may wonder precisely what this means.
Well it’s pretty simple. Suing for damages is effectively making a claim for financial compensation against whomever you believe is responsible for the accident which led to your injuries occurring in the first place.
How do you know who is responsible?
If you are unsure who in Inverness you could sue for damages then you need to ask yourself who is responsible for your accident occurring.
Firstly, were you responsible?
If not, then it is logical to assume that someone else was. It is this person in Inverness you could sue for damages, so do you know who they are? Do you know how to get in touch with them?
For example, if you have been involved in a road traffic accident then it may be very easy to ascertain responsibility for the accident to another road user. If someone has driven in to the back of your vehicle because they were not paying attention, or did not leave a suitable stopping distance, then the chances are the accident will have been their fault. In order to sue them for damages, or make a claim for compensation against them, it is important that you have their contact details. In the case of a road traffic accident this should include:
- The name
- Vehicle registration
Your solicitor can then get in touch with them and start the claims process on your behalf. This will usually involve liaising directly with the legal representatives appointed to them on behalf of their insurance provider.
If you have been injured at work then it is usually easy to suggest that it will be your manager, or employers that are responsible for the accident. In such situations it is important to ascertain why the accident happened in the first place. Was it as a result of improper training?
Or perhaps there was a faulty machine which caused the accident which should have been repaired. The accident might easily have been prevented if a suitable risk assessment had been completed – if this was not done, or the actions had not been implemented – who was responsible for this?
These are the sorts of questions your solicitor will find answers to, and it is this that will help you make a claim for compensation.
How much compensation?
The amount of compensation your could win in Inverness when you sue for damages varies depending on the type of accident and the severity of your injuries, but take our 30 second test today to get a rough idea of how much you could expect to claim.
Date Published: 20th March 2014
Author: David Brown