Who is to blame for your road injury?
In order to make a road injury claim in Portrush, you will need to be sure that it was another driver who caused the accident rather than you. An injury claim in Portrush can only be made against someone who was at fault for your accident or injury, so before you move forward with any claim you need to be sure that the other driver was at fault. There are various ways to check and chase this up — here are a few of them.
What did you see?
The easiest way to work out who was to blame for the accident is to sit down as soon as possible to write down everything you saw and what happened. Make sure to note anything, even something which may not be in your favour, as it is all critical to what happened in the accident.
Liability is different from who is to blame. For example, if you run into the back of someone else’s car because they brake suddenly and unexpectedly, you have the liability for the accident. So even if you think they are to blame for the accident, the law will see the accident as your fault. To prevent something like this happening, you should always leave a good amount of space between you and any cars in front of you. In extreme circumstances, say where a car has shot round a blind corner and then braked unexpectedly, you may be able to avoid the liability.
Tracing the other driver
You should always stop the other driver in an accident and ask for their details. This is for insurance purposes as well as to allow you to make an injury claim in Portrush. In some cases though, the other driver will not stop, or will refuse to give you their details. The first thing you must do in any accident is to take the registration number of the car. This will help you to trace the owner of the car through the DVLA. You can then provide the police and/or insurance company with this information so that they can trace the driver. If the registration is obscured, take down any details of the car that you can, such as make, model and colour. You can report this to the police.
Making an injury claim in Portrush
Call Accident Advice Helpline on 0800 689 0500 (0333 500 0993 from mobiles) to make an injury claim in Portrush. The friendly, helpful advisors will talk you through the process and let you know what you need to do and what they can do for you. You are under no obligation to proceed with your claim after this point, but if you do decide to go ahead the team of dedicated personal injury lawyers will work on your behalf to get you the compensation you deserve. You should not have to go to court, and will be able to chase up your claim on the helpline.