If you deal with Accident Advice Helpline for your negligence claim in Viewpark we will do our best to ensure that you do not have to involve yourself in the legal aspects of your case too much. In fact, most of the case can be dealt with over the telephone. It is, however, probably worth knowing a little bit about one of the most important aspects of your claim. This is the act of determining negligence.
What is negligence?
There is a lot of law surrounding the idea of negligence and it has been defined over and over again, often in quite a lot of depth. All you really need to know is that negligence occurs when somebody fails to take ‘proper care’. It does not mean that the person acted wrongly with intention, it simply means that they did not act in a way that was expected of them in order to ensure that others were safe.
Let’s, for instance, say that somebody took their eyes off the road, briefly because they had to attend to a child in their back seat. They are then involved in a car accident. They obviously did not mean to cause that car accident, but the actions that they took meant that it occurred. For that reason, they are going to need to pay the impacted party for their losses or at least their insurance company will pay out for a negligence claim in Viewpark. This is where we at Accident Advice Helpline come in.
What is the standard of proof?
In most cases, we will not even discuss your case in a courtroom. Most cases will be dealt with directly with the insurer. However, whether you are making a claim directly with the insurer or in a courtroom, the standard of proof is the same. This means ‘on the balance of probabilities.’
This basically means that it needs to be determined that the actions that a particular person took were more likely to cause the accident than not. All you need to prove is that the party acted in a manner which caused the accident. If that can be proven, you will most likely be able to make a negligence claim in Viewpark.
We will, of course, need access to as much evidence as possible in order to prove your case. This means police reports, medical reports, and witness statements. Our team will help you with the evidence gathering process in order to ensure that you build the strongest case possible.
Discuss your negligence claim in Viewpark with Accident Advice Helpline
Get in touch with Accident Advice Helpline today on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 if you are calling from a mobile.
Date Published: 27th April 2015
Author: David Brown