Are you looking for Northamptonshire accident claim solicitors? If so many claims tend to revolve simply around blame, but what happens if there seems to be no blame attached? This article will look at what happens if nobody is to blame.
Northamptonshire accident claim solicitors
The rules of personal injury law mean that you may be entitled to claim compensation if you have been injured in an accident which was not your fault. Many people assume that means that it is, by definition, someone else’s fault, but that is not always the case. Accidents do happen and if you can’t show that anyone else was at fault then in most cases you will not be able to claim compensation.
However, in legal terms the question of blame can be complicated. In the construction industry it is possible for people to be injured nearby to an construction site as a result of issues which are beyond their control. However, it may still be possible to claim compensation. People have sued the company involved who brought the contractor onto the site in the first place. The argument goes that any construction site carries an inevitable risk to the area around it. By employing a contractor in the first place, they created that risk and as such they should be held responsible for any injuries you have suffered.
Even though you don’t think there was any blame, a legal professional might have a different opinion. It’s always worth finding out what a professional has to say about an accident before you write it off. There have often been accidents in which neither driver thought the other was responsible, but in fact one of them was. If this happens then the insurance company of the driver deemed to be responsible should pay the compensation.
What if you’re both to blame?
At the other end of the scale, what if there is more than enough blame to go around? What if a car accident was caused because both drivers were at fault? If this happens then it will inevitably reflect on the amount of compensation you are entitled to claim. In cases where a claimant is deemed to have been partially responsible for the accident, the courts may limit the amount of compensation they can be paid. For example, they may decide that you were 50% responsible for an accident in which case you may receive only 50% of any compensation agreement you should have been entitled to.
Paying for a claim
So whatever happens, before you decide whether or not to find Northamptonshire accident claim solicitors it’s always worth contacting an expert and that’s what we can offer at Accident Advice Helpline.
To find out more about accident claim solicitors, give us a call on 0800 689 0500, or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile.
Date Published: 4th October 2014
Author: David Brown