The most common form of accident in Stevenage is road traffic accidents which when you consider the number of cars out on the roads should come as no surprise. This article will show you how to claim compensation if you’ve been in an accident and why for anyone in Stevenage no win no fee claims are easier to make than you might imagine.
There are hundreds of accidents out on the roads every day. The majority of these are relatively minor and involve only minor damage to cars and pride. However, when injuries occur there is always a possibility that compensation is due.
If there has been a coming together on the roads the chances are that at least one of the drivers was to blame to an extent. As such any compensation for damage to the car or personal injuries will be paid from the culpable driver’s insurance policy. All of us are required to carry third party motor insurance to cover us for any injuries we inflict on people out on the roads. This is what you will be claiming against.
Assessing the case depends on working out who was at fault. Because accidents are over in an instant this is not always as straightforward as it might be. That’s why statements from witnesses can sometimes be crucial in giving the court a decent idea of what might have happened. You should get the contact details of anyone who was at the scene and pass these onto your lawyer who will then contact them on your behalf.
Complications can arise if the driver in the other car cannot be contacted. Perhaps he realised that there could be a nasty claim coming his way and in an attempt to protect his no claims bonus he hightailed it as fast as he possibly could. Alternatively he may not be insured in which case there is no insurance to pay the compensation. This may leave you short changed which is why the Motor Insurers Bureau was set up to create a fund which could pay this compensation for you.
Further complications arise if you were both deemed to have been at fault. Perhaps you stopped suddenly and he drove into the back of you. If that happens you could both be said to have been responsible for the accident. If this happens you may only be entitled to part of the compensation or none at all.
Paying for a claim
Because road traffic accident are uncertain it’s important to have a back up plan which is why if you’ve been injured on the roads in Stevenage no win no fee claims are the safest way to go. If you don’t win your case you will not have to pay a single penny.
So if you’re looking for Stevenage no win no fee lawyers, give our team a call on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile.
Date Published: 1st November 2014
Author: David Brown