Road traffic accidents are always tough to think back on – they happen within the blink of an eye and the only clear-cut cases are captured on CCTV. Were you to blame or weren’t you to blame for your accident? Here’s what the UK law states you can do in the event of either:
I was definitely not at fault for my accident. Can I claim?
YES. If you have been injured in an accident that wasn’t your fault, the UK law states that it is your legal right to make a claim for financial compensation.
I was partly or wholly at fault for my accident. Can I claim?
YES. If you have been injured in an accident that was your fault, the UK law states that it is still your legal right to make a claim for compensation.
However, if you are found to be partly or wholly at fault for your accident, the compensation awarded to you may not be as high as if you were not at fault – for example, after solicitor’s fees are deducted your payout may be 50% of what it would have been. This is to be expected, but it’s definitely still worth contacting accident claims solicitors to discuss your options.
UK Claim Lawyers (enter site) specialises in all areas of personal injury law, and can help you to make a claim for compensation if you were responsible for your accident.
Is it morally acceptable to claim under the circumstances?
If you feel that you were partly or wholly to blame for your accident, you probably feel rotten about it. Under the circumstances, you may in fact be put off of making a claim for compensation. It’s up to you whether or not you should claim – everybody has a different view point – however it’s important to keep an open mind; if your injury affects your personal and/or professional life you may have to make a claim in the future to recover any financial hardships brought on by your injury.
What are my chances of winning a claim if I was at fault?
You won’t win the claim, per se – but you may still get a payout. As such it’s important to weigh up your options. For example, if you had an accident on a motorcycle and you were travelling in excess of the road’s speed limit, you may still be able to receive financial compensation as there may have been other reasons for the accident happening. An injury solicitor will be able to work your case and maximise your chances of claim success, so be sure to discuss your case with a lawyer before you go ahead.