Multi Vehicle Accident Compensation Claims
Should you be involved in a road traffic accident which involves a number of different vehicles questions may arise as to who was to blame for the accident and the injuries you have sustained.
As a general rule each driver must allow sufficient space between their vehicle and the car in front so they can stop safely in an emergency. As a consequence should damage to your vehicle occur because you were struck from behind by another vehicle, that particular driver is likely to be held responsible. Matters can become more complicated however where the accident occurs on a dual carriageway or motorway and where you are not struck by the driver directly behind you. In such circumstances the lead vehicle responsible for the chain of events is likely to be held responsible.
Further complications may arise if your vehicle is shunted into the vehicle directly in front of you as a result of the collision. In such circumstances the driver that you struck may seek to pursue compensation from you if they mistakenly believe that you failed to stop in time. In addition the driver who struck your own vehicle may attempt to argue that the compensation you receive from them should be reduced on the basis that you also failed to stop and that part of your injury arises from the collision with the vehicle in front.
In light of the complications that can arise, it is important that you attempt to establish exactly what happened at the time of the accident and obtain details of the other drivers who can confirm the chain of events. The Police will inevitably be involved and will undertake their own investigation which will involve interviewing the various drivers and passengers involved in the accident. No evidence will be released by the Police however until any prosecution is concluded.
At Sintons our specialist personal injury lawyers have a wealth of experience in pursuing successful claims arising from multi vehicle accidents and in minimising any arguments of contributory negligence. In addition we can provide practical support in a number of ways including:
- Free vehicle recovery and repair;
- Free like for like replacement until you are back in your own vehicle;
- Free physiotherapy treatment within 3 working days of instruction;
- Access to expert rehabilitation services;
- Recovery of excess and any uninsured losses and additional expenses.
All personal injury claims are pursued on a No Win No Fee basis so you can rest assured that there is no financial risk.
To begin a personal injury compensation claim or obtain further advice with no obligation contact Sintons 24/7.