At Accident Advice Helpline, we want to help you claim compensation. After all, nobody should be left out of pocket if they have been involved in an accident that was the fault of somebody else. Before we can help you claim compensation, however, we are going to need to establish whether you are entitled to it or not. One of the main aspects of your case that our personal injury claim solicitors in Wiltshire will be looking for is whether negligence has occurred or not.
What is negligence?
Our personal injury claim solicitors in Wiltshire can’t proceed with your case if negligence can’t be established. Negligence means, at a basic level, that the accident that occurred was the fault of another person or company. This does not mean that somebody acted in a deliberate manner. It, simply, means that they acted in a way that breached their duty of care towards you i.e. they acted in a manner which was unexpected of them and the way in which they acted caused the accident. The following situations could be seen as negligent:
- A local council failing to fix a pavement. The pavement has raised slabs on it which are easy to trip over.
- A person takes their eyes off the road, just for a split second. This in turn leads to an accident.
- A supermarket does not put up a sign which indicates that the floor is wet. Somebody then slips over it.
- A company does not provide their employees with needed safety equipment.
It has to be proven ‘on the balance of probabilities’ that the injury that was caused was ‘more likely than not’ caused by the negligence of another person or company. This is, for the most part, a fairly ‘low standard’ of proof. However, you will need to provide evidence if you wish for us to proceed with your claim.
At the very minimum, you are going to need to provide medical reports which will highlight the extent of your injuries. As Accident Advice Helpline is a personal injury law firm, we will be unable to proceed with your case unless you can show that you were injured.
In addition to this, we will need witness statements, and if you were in a car accident, a police report. If you are finding it difficult to obtain the evidence that you need, our friendly advisors here at Accident Advice Helpline will be more than happy to point you in the right direction. Remember, the more evidence you supply, the easier it will be to deal with your compensation claim.
Get in touch with personal injury claim solicitors in Wiltshire
Contact Accident Advice Helpline on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 if you are calling from a mobile.