When we get into our cars each day the last thing we generally think of is being involved in an accident. Driving on the road is, however, a privilege and entails many responsibilities to other road users and pedestrians. Most of the time we reach our destination without any problems, however, many of us will at some stage of our driving life be involved in an accident. Driving on the road carries the risk of collision, serious injury and property damage.
Depending on whose fault the accident was, the respective parties may make claims for compensation. Generally this will be carried out by insurance companies acting on the parties’ behalves unless they are uninsured or underinsured. If a party does not have insurance they may have to sue and be sued in person. If there is a possibility that you may be at fault, or partly responsible, or that your insurance might for some other reason be invalid, such as when alcohol was involved, you may wish to obtain advice from a specialist road accidents solicitor.
It may be obvious who or what was the cause of an accident. Driving too fast, or failing to indicate or give way are obvious causes. However, in many cases it is not obvious how an accident occurred or who is responsible. Where more than one cause is involved, it may be difficult to work out the extent of liability. Fault will directly affect your liability for, and ability to recover, compensation for personal injury and property damage. It is important to speak to a specialist road accidents solicitor where fault is at issue.
If you would like to obtain legal advice on accidents on the road, then Caven can put you in touch with a local Personal Injury solicitor free of charge. So, if you have any questions or would like our help in finding a Personal Injury solicitor please call us at 0800 1777 167 or complete the web-form above.