What caused your car accident?
When road traffic accidents occur, they are often caused by human error. If someone drives too fast, for example, they may be unable to stop in time to avoid hitting another vehicle. Alternatively, if someone fails to stop at a red light, they may collide with another road user. In some cases, a driver may simply not see another road user and collide with them as a result.
However, not all incidents are caused by driver error. In some instances, an accident could be caused by a fault with the vehicle. If you’ve taken your vehicle to be serviced or repaired, for example, you trust that it will be returned to you in a roadworthy condition.
If mistakes are made and your vehicle isn’t safe to drive, you may not be aware of it until you’re on the road and, by this time, it could be too late to avoid an accident occurring.
Claiming with a lawyer in Helsby
After a road traffic accident, an investigation is often launched. This can help to determine who was at fault and what caused the incident to occur. If you found that your breaks weren’t working prior to a collision, for example, tests can be undertaken to confirm why the fault occurred.
If it can be shown that the vehicle was faulty, a lawyer in Helsby may be able to help you make a compensation claim against the company responsible. Although vehicle manufacturers and mechanics must work to strict guidelines in order to avoid the risk of accidents occurring, this doesn’t mean that mistakes are never made.
If key components are left out when the car is being repaired or if tools are left in the engine, for example, it may affect the workings of the vehicle and, as a result, an accident may occur.
Taking legal action with Accident Advice Helpline
In order to make a claim with a lawyer in Helsby, you’ll need to identify who or what caused your injuries. In addition to this, you’ll need to have received medical treatment for the harm you’ve suffered.
You’ll also need to be aware of the time limits which apply to personal injury claims. In most cases, you’ll only be able to make a claim with a lawyer in Helsby if you take action within 3 years’ of being hurt. Providing you do this, you should have a good chance of obtaining compensation.
To find out more about making a claim today, contact our personal injury team on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 if you’re calling from a mobile.
Date Published: 15th February 2014
Author: David Brown