If you wish to be successful with a motorcycle accident claim in Wiltshire, then a number of different things will need to be established. This includes when the accident occurred and what the extent of your loss is. However, this means absolutely nothing unless you establish the most important aspect of the case; negligence. On this page, we are going to talk a little bit about what negligence means in the context of a personal injury case.
What is negligence?
British law is constantly evolving when it comes to the definition of negligence. However, in the context of personal injury cases, particularly when it comes to motorbike accidents, not a lot has changed over the past few years.
Negligence means that a person acted in a way that was not expected of them and that way of acting was in breach of their duty of care towards users of the roads. This, basically, means that the person acted in a dangerous manner. They do not have to do this with intent. In fact, the vast majority of accidents are simply an accident. All that matters is that they carried out that particular action.
A number of actions can, of course, be negligent. Perhaps the most common cases that we deal with here at Accident Advice Helpline are situations where people took their eyes off the road for a short period of time, or perhaps somebody who brakes far too late.
It is all well and good claiming that somebody acted negligently, but in order to be successful with a motorcycle accident claim in Wiltshire, then you need to prove that the person acted negligently. In the eyes of British law, it needs to be proven ‘on the balance of probabilities’ that the action a person took ‘more than likely’ led to the accident occurring and thus led to your injuries.
There are a number of different ways in which you can prove negligence. We at Accident Advice Helpline will leave no stone unturned in helping you obtain evidence. However, you absolutely must supply us with a police report. This is why it is so important that you call the police as soon as possible if you have been involved in a car accident. That police report will go a long way to determining who was at fault for the accident. After all, the police are experts.
Other pieces of evidence may help too. This includes witness statements, photographs, and videos of the scene. The more evidence you supply, the easier it will be to establish negligence.
Starting a motorcycle accident claim in Wiltshire
Call Accident Advice Helpline on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 if you are calling from a mobile.