When Is An Accident Not An Accident?
Accidents are common. Some are through the fault of the person involved, but other times, people are just in the wrong place at the wrong time. If you feel you have been involved in an accident that was not your fault, don’t you want to do something about it?
You could be entitled to compensation, but first, you need to know when an accident is not an accident and how personal injury lawyers might help.
Could it have been avoided?
The most telling thing to look for when you believe you might have suffered an injury that was not your fault, is whether it is clear that another person or party is in the wrong. Accidents can happen anywhere – at home, at work or in the car – but in some cases, you might well be a completely innocent victim of someone else’s negligence.
For example, if you were hit by another driver or if you slipped at work without anything warning you that the floor was wet, then you could be entitled to a claim.
What injuries do you have?
Claiming compensation for an accident covers a lot of injuries. It could be whiplash from a car accident, physical problems after an operation went wrong or broken bones that put you out of action in your physical job. Your employer is required to provide a reasonably safe environment, but if you have suffered a break or fall that was not your fault, then they could be failing in that aspect. Different types of injury bring various levels of compensation, but the key thing is proving it was not your fault.
Can you do anything?
If you have a good case that your accident was not an accident, i.e. that with better planning or more common sense you would not be hurt, then you may well be eligible to claim compensation.
Injury Lawyers are ready to take your enquiry and to start looking through your situation to see whether you have a good chance of winning. If you do, then it could be the first step towards getting you the justice you deserve.
How can an injury solicitor help?
What an injury solicitor will do, is help you prepare for every eventuality. He or she will detail what evidence you need to gather to prove the accident was not your fault. They will keep on top of the proceedings in terms of deadlines and dates so that you don’t have this to worry about these things whilst recovering from your injury.