Injury lawyers are very aware who is in the right in a road traffic accident can be a grey area. Basically, if someone makes an error and causes an accident, it is the victim of the accident that is in the right. The problem is that not all accidents are that clean cut and sometimes both drivers contribute to the accident. However, even being partially responsible does not mean you are unable to claim compensation.
There are situations where one driver is clearly responsible for the accident, such as running into the back of another vehicle, or going across traffic lights when they are red. The most common reason given by drivers when they admit liability is that they just were not concentrating on their driving, they were distracted by something else.
However you think the accident happened, if you are of the opinion it was not your fault, and you sustained injuries that warranted medical attention, you should be speaking with traffic injury lawyers in Romford or ones based elsewhere about making a personal injury claim.
Do not discuss the accident at the scene
It is not a good idea to discuss who is to blame at the scene of the accident with the other driver, tempers are likely to be raised and words may be said that could be used against you at a later date. Keep calm and just exchange details. It is nothing unusual for a driver to admit responsibility at the scene of the accident and refute it when a claim is made.
As well as the driver’s details, if there were any witnesses see if they will give you their details as well. Their view of events could be very important to your claim. If you have a mobile phone with a camera, and you are not injured too badly to deal with matters, take some photos of the accident scene to be used as evidence later.
If anyone is injured in an accident, or the accident is causing an obstruction to other road users, the police should be called. They will speak to everyone involved, and compile an accident report. Quite often, the report will show who was to blame for the accident, and a copy of this could be vital when making your personal injury claim.
Looking for traffic injury lawyers in Romford
Accident Advice Helpline has helped many victims of road traffic accidents over the last 13 years. They have been among the many thousands of victims we have assisted in getting the compensation they deserved for their injuries.
We do not have traffic injury lawyers in Romford working directly for us but this doesn’t matter, we can still help you claim as we are a national injury law firm that covers all areas of the UK. So if you need traffic injury lawyers in Romford or anyway make us your first point of call.
Our experience and expertise can be invaluable when making a claim, and we will not ask you for any money to start the work, or if you do not win.
Try the 30-second test on our website to get some idea of the amount you can expect, or call our helpline on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0933 from a mobile phone to speak to one of our friendly advisers about making your personal injury compensation claim.
Date Published: 29th December 2013
Author: David Brown