The first thing you should know is that there is no such thing as an accident!
Cars do not suddenly appear out of nowhere, usually there is speed involved. Road traffic accidents are usually caused by a person doing something that is reckless or dangerous such as drink driving, breaking a red light or driving up a one way street in the wrong direction. Road traffic accidents also happen when people fail to do something to ensure the safety of themselves or others or when they do not abide by the rules of the road for example, by not indicating when changing lanes or checking that it is safe to reverse their car.
That is why if you, or somebody that you know, has been injured in an accident it is really important that you get specialist personal injury advice as soon as possible. We have acted for many clients who wrongly assumed that they were to blame for an accident, probably because they were in shock at the accident scene. When we gathered the evidence we were able to show that the accident was not their fault at all and they went on to get the compensation they deserved.
So the first thing you need to do is to know your legal rights. Let’s face it, most of us are afraid of what we don’t know and in the absence of having an expert solicitor help you gather and evaluate the evidence on your case you will probably wrongly assume the worst and believe that you do not have a case. Even if the other driver admits that they were to blame for the accident you will still need to be very careful when dealing with that driver’s insurance company. Remember the insurance company is not there to act in your best interests.
The law is there to protect your rights and we are here to ensure that if you are not to blame for the accident that you get the compensation you deserve for your injuries.
Preparation, preparation, preparation….
Even though we settle most of our cases we always prepare every single case as if it is going to court from the very first day that you come in to talk to us. This is so that we will systematically and diligently gather together the evidence you will require to win your case. Remember, winning compensation is no accident.
We find that because we are known amongst the insurance companies for our diligence in gathering and presenting evidence to court that the insurance companies are always keen to settle our client’s cases rather than risk going to court and paying higher legal costs.
If you have been injured in a road traffic accident, please remember that time is of the essence. Do not delay in contacting us as valuable evidence could be lost. You should be aware of the 7 deadly sins that could damage your claim so that you can avoid them. Download our guide now to ensure that you do not damage your claim in any way.