If you have started the process of getting help from Accident Advice Helpline to make your compensation claim with an injury lawyer in Sedlescombe, you may be at the point where you are using our unique 30-second test. This test checks that the accident was in the last three years and that you received medical attention for your injuries. These two questions are easy to answer – even the most forgetful of us should be able to remember when the accident was and whether we had to see a doctor or were taken to hospital.
Then we get to the next question which asks us if we were at fault for the accident. This is the question that some injured people find a bit harder to answer. Whilst some car accidents are quite clearly the fault of one individual, others are not as clear cut. This is a vital point to clarify, because you can legally only make a claim for compensation for accidents that were not your own fault.
If you are struggling with this aspect and would like to talk to an expert injury lawyer in Sedlescombe, then you can call Accident Advice Helpline. We operate a 24/7 hotline on 0800 689 0500 so that people just like you can call and discuss their case with our highly trained advisers.
These advisers have handled many car accident cases in the past and will be able to give you some good advice. Then, as part of the claims process, your Accident Advice Helpline personal injury lawyer in Sedlescombe will be setting out a case to show that another person was at fault for the car accident. This is the person against whom you will make your claim. Once blame has been established, your lawyer will negotiate a sum of money on your behalf. The money is for the injury itself as well as any money that you have lost because you are injured – these are sometimes called out-of-pocket expenses.
How can someone be to blame for a car accident?
The most common person to be blamed for car accidents is another motorist. They are usually driving a car, heavy goods vehicle, van or bus. However, other road uses such as motorcyclists, cyclists and pedestrians can also sometimes be to blame for accidents as well. In some circumstances it can be the condition of the road or something on the road that caused the accident, in which case a company or public authority may be to blame.
Motorists can cause accidents in many ways, one of which is by drink driving. Drink driving is now socially unacceptable as well as illegal, yet thousands of people still do it and the consequences can be tragic. It is estimated that around 300 people die on UK roads every year as a result of someone driving when they are drunk. A drunk driver does not react as quickly as when they are sober and has poor safety judgment.
Date Published: 12th October 2013
Author: David Brown