Our Maesteg law firm is very aware that the question of who is in the right in a road traffic accident can be a very grey area; but essentially, if someone makes an error and causes an accident, they are the one to blame, and anyone else injured in the accident may be able to claim compensation. The problem is that not all accidents are that clear cut, and sometimes both drivers contribute to the accident. However, even being partially responsible does not mean you are unable to claim compensation.
Deciding who is at fault, and using our Maesteg law firm to claim compensation
The most common reason for drivers causing an accident is a lack of concentration. This can cause them to run into the back of other vehicles, not to see two-wheeled riders until it is too late, or maybe to run into pedestrians. It only takes a few seconds of distraction for an accident to happen, and then through no fault of their own the lives of victims can be altered forever.
When the blame for an accident is not so clear, professionals are likely required in order to decide who the guilty party was. In this situation, you need the best legal representation on your side. You could not do better than Accident Advice Helpline handling your claim.
Keep calm at the accident scene
It is a natural reaction to be angry and upset if someone else has just caused you to be injured in an accident, but the best thing is to stay calm and exchange details with the other driver. Raised tempers can result in saying things you shouldn’t, which can then be used against you in proceedings at a later date.
Witnesses can strengthen you claim, so get their details if anyone else saw what happened. If your phone has a camera, take a few photos of the scene, as these can prove very useful as evidence, too.
When there are injuries in a road traffic accident, the police should be called. They will speak to everyone involved and compile an accident report. Quite often, the report will show who was to blame for the accident, and a copy of this could be vital when making your personal injury claim.
Making your claim with Accident Advice Helpline
Accident Advice Helpline has helped many victims of road traffic accidents over the last 15 years to claim the compensation they deserved for their injuries, following accidents that were not their own fault.
Our experience and expertise can be invaluable when making a claim, and we will not ask you for any money to start the work, or if you do not win — the no win no fee* agreement takes care of the finances of a claim.
Try the 30-second test on our website to get an estimate of the amount you can expect to receive, or call our helpline on 0800 180 4123 to speak with one of our friendly advisors about making your personal injury compensation claim.