Car Accident Injury Claims Where Driver is Denying Fault
Sheldon Davidson Solicitors have great experience in settling road traffic accident and injury claims for our clients, where liability is initially denied by the other party.
You may feel entitled to make an in injury claim following a road traffic accident only for the other party and their insurers to deny fault., when you know this to be a false position.
If you find yourself in this situation, we understand how frustrating this can feel. Call our team so we can hear about, and discuss the circumstances surrounding your accident and injuries. If we feel you have strong grounds to make a claim, we will provide the help and expertise needed to prove liability and to help resolve the case, quickly and effectively.
Our team is vastly experienced in handling claims where liability is disputed We have a successful track record in such cclaims, having successfully resolved hundreds of disputed claims following car accidents and other forms of toad traffic accident.
Our lawyers are all highly experienced and qualified road traffic accident solicitors, accredited by MASS (Motor Accident Solicitors Society).
To speak to one of our specialists about your Injury or any concerns about disputed liability, contact us today for your free, no obligation consultation.
How we can help
Our Solicitors will work through all relevant evidence with a fine-tooth comb to establish the facts of your case, giving you complete confidence we will correctly establish fault and have the evidence to prove this.
We understand how stressful the weeks and months following an accident can be. You need to take the time to recover from any injuries and may be forced to miss work through this process, which can bring significant financial concerns. This is why we work quickly and efficiently whilst always keeping you in the loop, ensuring the issue of liability is resolved as quickly as possible and you have one less thing to worry about.
If you're looking for a supportive solicitor with experience helping individuals in car accident injury liability disputes, call us today.
What is liability?
Liability is defined as “the state of being legally responsible for something”. This means that the person who accepts liability for your road accident is accepting the accident, and the injuries the other party suffers, were their fault.
In many cases, liability will be obvious. Drivers and insurers, eager to move on from an accident will accept liability with a minimum of fuss. Some accidents, however, are more complex, with a liability dispute arising as part of proceedings.
What is a liability dispute?
A liability dispute arises when the party you believe to be at fault for the accident denies responsibility, or insists you are partially responsible. Should this occur, you will then be required to provide evidence of the other party being at fault if you are to secure the maximum compensation and protect your no-claims discount.
Should you be found to have joint fault with the other party, the amount you’re able to be awarded will reduce in-line with your level of fault.
For example, if fault is found to be 50/50, a potential maximum award of £1,000 will be reduced to £500. If you are found to be 75% at fault, this drops again to £250, making correctly apportioning liability a vital part of any claim.
In order to obtain the right amount of compensation, it’s vital to establish liability correctly. If you feel this has not been done, and you are concerned the compensation you may receive is not going to be adequate for your pain or to cover your expenses, our solicitors can help.
How to prove liability following an accident?
A number of critical pieces of evidence can help prove who is at fault following an accident, making it vital to take the following steps if possible:
- Take photographs of the scene of the accident, including the damage incurred on both cars and the overall state of the road
- Note down the names and contact details of any witnesses, asking if they’d be happy to make a statement on what they saw
- The registration number of any other cars involved in the accident alongside the names and contact details of their drivers
- Ensure you have the name, officer number and station of any Police Officers who took statements
- A detailed plan of the area where the accident took place
Although it may not be possible to collect all this evidence, injuries may preclude you taking photographs or getting witness information, for example, all the information you are able to gather will help you build a complete picture of the events leading up to the accident and who may have been at fault.
Do I have to use the solicitor my insurance firm recommends?
Many insurers have a list of preferred solicitors with whom they partner and, upon being notified of an accident, will point you to one of these firms. You are not, however, required to use any firm recommended by your insurer.
It is important the solicitor you choose to represent you is someone you feel comfortable speaking to and is easy to contact if you wish to achieve the best result possible. Taking the time to find your own solicitor will help you do this.
When serious injuries are involved, it’s important to instruct a firm that specialises in claiming compensation in road traffic accidents, to ensure the best outcome for your case.
To discuss how we could help you with your road traffic injury liability dispute, contact our team today by calling us or filling out the form below to request a call back.
Our Car Accident Solicitors are part of our wider, and nationally recognised team of expert personal injury solicitors in Manchester. We are highly regarded across the legal profession and noted for consistently excellent results. Our road traffic accident solicitors possess a high degree of technical knowledge that will provide you with the quality you deserve in your legal representation. We take great pride in our dedication and professionalism and are committed to achieving the best result possible for all of our clients. As one of the principal Personal Injury law firms in the country, we will work tirelessly on your behalf, with an attention to detail and tenacity that is second to none, to ensure you have a strong and effective defence.
If you or a loved one are seeking first-class legal advice and representation from experienced Road Traffic Accident Solicitors, contact Sheldon Davidson Solicitors.