If you have been injured in an accident that was partly your fault, then you may still be eligible for compensation. The only circumstance to which you would not be able to make a claim is if you were wholly responsible for the accident in which you were injured. This is because to make a claim, you must have a level of diminished liability.
In addition to this, you must make your accident compensation claim UK within three years from either the date your accident happened or from the date your injuries became clear.
Providing your accident did not happen more than three years ago, then you can make a claim for compensation if you were partly responsible for the accident.
Establishing your level of liability
It is absolutely essential that you admit to nothing when your accident happens, or early on in the claims process. Your level of liability will be established by your lawyer, who will review any and all evidence relating to your accident compensation claim UK. You will have an interview with your lawyer during which you will be asked about the circumstances surrounding your accident. You must be completely truthful during the interview, however your lawyer will inform you about your rights so you do not incriminate yourself.
What if I am not liable, but the defendant denies liability?
Admitting liability is more common than denying liability. However in the event that the defendant denies liability, or admits to partial liability, you have a few options. Under the circumstances, your accident compensation claim UK lawyer will likely want to investigate your claim further and substantiate your claim with additional evidence. This may set your claim back, however it could force the other side into admitting their level of liability. If this is not an option, then you may be advised to settle on a split liability agreement.
Split liability agreements are advised where the other side will not admit to complete liability and where it is not possible to substantiate your claim further. Under such an agreement, you would accept the other side’s partial liability and settle on a 75/25 or 50/50 or 25/75 basis. This means that you would receive 25, 50 or 75 percent of your original settlement demand. It is important to note however that such an agreement will only be recommend by your lawyer if the other side has evidence to support their legal defence.
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