Determining Negligence in Road Accidents
If you have a road accident, then you need to know who was at fault so that you can claim on the right insurance. You may also want to claim compensation for any injuries caused, which you can only do if the other driver was at fault.
In some situations it will be very clear who was at fault in the accident, but in others it may take some time to place to fault on one or other driver. In this case you will need to assess carefully what the situation was to work out who was at fault, then use any evidence you have to bring to your insurance company and an injury lawyer in Oxton.
Consider Each Driver’s Actions
Think about the accident and make notes about how both you and the other driver reacted to what happened. One of you may have made a wrong decision which led to the accident or been driving too quickly to stop it occurring. If your accident happened primarily because of weather conditions, you may still be able to make a claim for compensation if the other driver reacted too slowly to the situation or did not do what they should have.
Consider the Condition of Each Driver
If the other driver in an accident has been drinking or taking drugs, then you have a great case for compensation. You should also take into account any distractions such as loud music, speaking on the phone or even eating, as these can lead to delayed reaction times and lead to accidents. Drink or drugs should be included in a police report, and this kind of evidence will help you to make a claim for compensation.
Research the Law
Laws can be different in each country, so research the driving laws where you had the accident. Even if there is nothing obvious that would stand as absolute proof of the other driver’s negligence, they may have been breaking a law which will help your claim.
Find an Injury Lawyer in Oxton
If you are sure that the other driver was at fault and this has been backed up by the insurance company, then you can make a claim for compensation through an injury lawyer in Oxton. The best way to make a claim for compensation is through an injury lawyer, as they will know best how to represent you and get the compensation that you deserve.
Call Accident Advice Helpline on 0800 689 0500 to speak to a member of our friendly, helpful team, who will work with you to assess whether you have a good case for compensation or not. If you do, then you will be passed onto an injury lawyer in Oxton who will work on your behalf to get you the compensation you deserve. Your lawyer will work on a 100% no win no fee* basis and you shouldn’t even have to go to court.
Date Published: 17th October 2013
Author: David Brown