How to work out whose fault an accident is
After a road accident in Thamesdown, you will want to know for certain whose fault the accident was so that you can inform the correct insurance company and make a claim for compensation if you are entitled to. In some cases it can be very much open and shut who was at fault in your accident. However, in other cases it may not be quite as obvious and you may struggle to decide who was at fault. In this case you should follow these tips for making sure.
- Has one car been struck from behind or from the side? Any car which has been struck from behind or to the side (particularly if they have been hit at the back on the side) is likely to have been struck by another car doing the wrong thing. It is unusual for anyone causing an accident to have been hit from behind.
- See if the other driver admits guilt. If the other driver apologises or says something like ‘It was my fault’ then you should note this and keep it for when you make a claim. Any driver who admits guilt at the scene cannot take this back later, and is more likely to have to accept fault.
- Ask witnesses. Even if you did not see exactly what happened, and aren’t sure whose fault the accident was, any witnesses who observed the whole thing might have a much better idea.
Compensation after a road accident in Thamesdown which was not your fault
When you have decided that a road accident in Thamesdown was in fact the fault of the other driver then you will want to make a compensation claim for any injuries you have suffered. Compensation can help you to achieve closure with the situation as it proves that you were in the right, and also helps to pay for any damages and medical treatment that you need.
Call Accident Advice Helpline on 0800 689 0500 to speak to the team about your road accident in Thamesdown. The friendly, helpful staff will talk you through your road accident in Thamesdown and let you know what will happen as your claim progresses. You are under no obligation to proceed after this phone call, but if you do decide to go ahead then you will be passed over to an in house injury lawyer who will work on a 100% no win no fee* basis to get you the compensation you deserve.
Date Published: 15th March 2014
Author: David Brown