If you have been involved in an accident that was someone else’s fault in Monmouth, then you may be entitled to make a claim for personal injury compensation. However, the onus is on you to prove that you are not to blame for the accident.
Making a claim for personal injury compensation
One of the first things you will be asked when contacting any law firm is ‘was the accident someone else’s fault in Monmouth?’ If it was, we will need to see evidence of this. This can be in the form of a police report, photographs of the scene of the accident, CCTV footage and statements from any one who may have witnessed the incident. We can help you to collate this information and decide whether you have the basis for a claim.
We will also need to see a copy of your medical reports, to prove that you received treatment for your injuries, and to tell us more about the extent of them and the longer term impact on your life.
We will then present this information to the party that you believe is responsible for your accident, and ask them to admit liability. If they do, we will then negotiate with them to secure you a fair and just payout. Occasionally, the defendant may dispute that they are at fault, and if that happens, it may need to go to court. If this should happen, you can be assured of one of our trained solicitors being by your side.
After an accident that was someone else’s fault in Monmouth
There are a few steps that you need to take if you are involved in an accident that was someone else’s fault:
- Call the police if appropriate – this is especially important if it is a road traffic accident and you believe that the other party is under the influence of drugs or alcohol.
- Do not, under any circumstance, admit liability or say anything that may be considered as admitting blame. This can seriously jeopardise your chances of being successful.
- Make a note of the key facts – where it happened, the time, weather conditions, what you were wearing etc. This may be useful evidence
- Seek medical attention. Do this even if your injuries seem minor. Without a medical report, it will be difficult to secure compensation.
- Phone Accident Advice Helpline. With more than 16 years of experience, our no-win, no -ee solicitors are best placed to help you fight for justice.
For more information about claiming after an accident that was someone else’s fault in Monmouth, phone today on 0800 689 0500, or if calling from a mobile, 0333 500 0993. You can also text ‘CLAIM365’ to 88010.
Date Published: 20th October 2015
Author: David Brown