If you work for a small company, there will be a chance that you might on occasion be asked to use a vehicle that belongs to the business. Your employer will be responsible for making sure that she has taken care of all the insurance matters before you do so though. Typically, this won’t present a problem as long as you’re a fairly competent driver or are not asked to drive a geared car when you only have an automatic licence.
But this is assuming that there are no maintenance issues with the car. If the vehicle had developed fault of some description, there will be a chance that you might end up getting involved in some sort of accident and suffering a whiplash injury in Cartmel.
Under these circumstances, you might be able to take action against your employer with the aid of a first-class personal injury solicitor if you could prove that the accident occurred as result of her negligence after she failed to keep the vehicle properly maintained.
Company vehicles and a whiplash injury in Cartmel
Perhaps you suffered a whiplash injury as result of an accident that was not your fault after the company car you were driving developed some form of steering fault. Imagine that you were approaching a junction, only for your steering wheel to lock, causing you to plough into a bollard. If it were to transpire that your employer had failed to get the vehicle serviced or if it had not received its MOT, you could have a claim on your hands. If you were injured in a new vehicle, things will be somewhat more complicated, as it may be the case that its manufacturer will be at fault.
This is one of the reasons that you’re going to need a top-notch 100% no win no fee personal injury solicitor if you have suffered a whiplash injury in Cartmel that was caused as a result of an issues with a company car you were in. Apart from the fact that you can’t get legal aid for personal injury claims, personal injury law can be extremely complicated, which is why you’ll need top-class professionals working your case if you’re going to stand as good a chance of possible of winning and getting the maximum amount if compensation you deserve.
Look for experience
Accident Advice Helpline (AAH) is one of the largest personal injury law firms of its type in the UK. AAH has been operating since the year 2000, winning many thousands of pounds for its clients along the way. If you’d like to discuss your whiplash injury in Cartmel for free, call us today on one of the above numbers.
If you want to discuss your accident in more detail then dial 0800 689 0500 from your land line, or 0333 500 0993 from your mobile now.
Date Published: 4th May 2014
Author: David Brown