Sefton is a borough within Merseyside which sees a lot of tourism from Aintree Racecourse which hosts the Grand National, the most valuable horse race in Europe, with an awarded prize fund of £1 million in 2016. If you have visited Sefton and had the misfortune of getting involved in a car accident you may want to find out what your rights are and whether you can make a car accident claim in Sefton.
Hit from behind by another vehicle?
Were you the victim of a car accident after a car struck you from behind? As most drivers are aware, being hit by a car from behind normally means the driver behind is at fault because they failed to keep a good distance. Though the exception could be that a careless driver in front joined a road and did not increase their speed accordingly, leading to the car behind crashing into the one in front.
Were you hit by another car from behind at a junction or roundabout? Or were you slowing down when the car behind got distracted and failed to brake? The other car may have been following too closely behind you and was therefore unable to stop in time when you had to apply your brakes, causing them to hit your car?
It can be frustrating when you are hit from behind by another vehicle, especially when the accident which has happened is not your fault. Insurance will cover the damage to the vehicle but if you have been injured following your car accident you may want to think about making a car accident claim in Sefton and we may be able to help you make a claim for compensation if you speak to one our advisors.
Why make a claim?
Although compensation won’t be the first thing on your mind following an accident, it may help towards lost earnings, medical or rehabilitation costs. Compensation may also help if your quality of life has been affected. Making a claim for compensation may help you to take the first steps in putting your ordeal behind you and feeling like things are being put right.
If you are considering making a car accident claim in Sefton or would just like to discuss your options, call our helpful and experienced team at Accident Advice Helpline for free on 0800 689 0500 for no-obligation, free advice.
Date Published: 7th December 2014
Author: David Brown