If you’ve suffered a whiplash injury in Cark in Cartmel as a result of being involved in an accident that was not your fault, contact Accident Advice Helpline (AAH).
You could find that any compensation pay-out your (100% no win no fee) personal injury lawyer was able to secure on your behalf could be reduced if it could be proven that your conduct in anyway contributed to the severity of the whiplash injury in Cark in Cartmel you suffered. In other words, if you were not behaving in a responsible manner at the time your accident occurred, your negligence could be deemed to have contributed to the severity of your injuries, even if the accident that led to them was ostensibly the fault of a third party.
Contributory negligence and a whiplash injury in Cark in Cartmel
Say that you sustained a whiplash injury and a few nasty knocks to the head on your pushbike in an accident that occurred on a dimly-lit road late at night. According to CCTV footage and phone records, the driver of the car was on the phone at the time that the accident occurred and was probably driving too close to the roadside.
However, when your case comes to court, the lawyers representing the insurer of the driver that was responsible for the incident argue that your injuries were made worse than they might have been due to the fact that you were not wearing a helmet. They also point out that you had no lights on your bike and were not wearing a fluorescent jacket.
If you were wearing the correct safety equipment, it is argued, the accident might have been avoided altogether or your injuries might not have been as bad as they were. Under these circumstances, a judge might reduce any whiplash injury in Cark in Cartmel compensation pay-out you might be entitled to.
It’s still worth a try
Even if you feel that your conduct did contribute to the whiplash injury in Cark in Cartmel you suffered in a road traffic accident, it might still be worth your while to contact a top-class 100% no win no fee personal injury solicitor such as Accident Advice Helpline. You could be entitled to a pay-out of many thousands of pounds, depending on the nature and severity of all your injures, so you could still end up with a very tidy sum indeed, even after some money had been taken off for contributory negligence.
If you want to discuss your accident in more detail then call our advisers on 0800 689 0500 now.
Date Published: 4th May 2014
Author: David Brown