How to know who is at fault in an accident
Even if you weren’t planning to make a claim for compensation, you need to know who was at fault in any road accident so that you know how to work out insurance. In some cases, it will be very obvious who was at fault, whilst in others the lines may be more blurred. It is up to you, the other driver and the police to ultimately work out who is at fault and then to report this to the insurance company and any claims company you may be going through for compensation. Here are some tips on working out who is at fault and when to contact injury lawyers in St Mary.
- Check for law violations. Any driver who is doing something which is against the law will be deemed as responsible for an accident that they are in. If you have been banned from driving, are uninsured, or even if you are just not wearing a seatbelt, you will be seen to have been responsible for your accident and will have to take the blame.
- Check where one car hit the other. It is very rare for a car that has been hit from behind to be at fault for the accident. Even if you stopped your car suddenly, the driver behind should have been far enough behind to stop before hitting you.
- Listen out for any driver accepting fault. It is important for you not to admit fault at the scene to the other driver or to the police when they are making their report. If you hear the other driver admitting fault or if they apologise directly to you, then this will stand you in good stead for a compensation claim or insurance claim.
- Ask witnesses. Anyone that saw the accident will have a better point of view when it comes to what happened. Make sure you ask anyone that was nearby and saw the accident if they would be willing to stand in as a witness for you.
Finding injury lawyers in St Mary
If you do want to make a claim for compensation and are sure that the other driver was at fault, then you can do so through injury lawyers in St Mary who will work with you on your case and try to ensure that it is successful. The Accident Advice Helpline has over 15 years’ experience in the field of personal injury compensation claims and will work with you to make sure that you get the best experience possible.
The helpline works with injury lawyers in St Mary who will be happy to talk you through your claim and work out whether you have a good case for compensation. Your injury lawyers in St Mary will work on a 100% no-win, no-fee basis to ensure that you get the compensation you deserve, and you shouldn’t even have to go to court. You can call the helpline 24/7 on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile.
Date Published: 9th November 2013
Author: David Brown