What to do if you injure a friend, and how to make an injury claim against someone who has injured you
If you are to blame for an accident or injury that your friend has suffered from, this is something that can be incredibly difficult for you to deal with. The very last thing anyone ever wants is to injure someone that they love and respect, and to be the cause of any suffering that your friend has to go through.
If you can avoid being to blame for any accidents and injuries simply by being careful then you should absolutely do so, as the feeling of being to blame for these injuries can be awful. Here are some things that you can do if you do injure a friend, to help both of you recover from what happened.
- Apologise. Instead of getting annoyed at the implication that you are to blame, if you know that you are to blame then you need to be upfront about it and admit your part in what has happened and apologise. A lot of the time, whatever else you can do, your friend will just want to know that you are actually sorry for what has happened.
- Make amends. Find out what you can do for your friend by way of apology and making things right with them. If they are badly injured and unable to do things around the house like they used to, you could offer to come over a few times a week to help out, cook and clean.
- Be prepared to offer more. If your friend wants to claim compensation against you for serious injuries caused, you need to try not to get angry with them about this. Yes, it is frustrating when this happens, but you have to understand that you are not coming out of the situation worse than your friend.
Making an injury claim in East Kilbride
If you are injured by someone else, even if they are a friend, you should think carefully about whether or not you want to make an injury claim in East Kilbride against this person. The reasons for making an injury claim in East Kilbride can range from a need for money to help pay for medical treatments, to a need to get closure over the situation, and knowing that an injury claim will help you to do this.
If you do want to make an injury claim in East Kilbride, the best way to do so is through Accident Advice Helpline, which can provide you with an experienced injury lawyer working on a 100% ‘no win, no fee*’ basis to get you the compensation that you deserve. Call Accident Advice Helpline as soon as possible on 0800 689 0500, or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile.
Date Published: 30th October 2014
Author: David Brown