I May Have Been Partly To Blame?
If you have suffered an injury in an accident that was not your fault then you could be entitled to make a compensation claim against the negligent party. If you have been partially to blame for an accident and / or your injuries then you can still make a compensation claim against the negligent party but the amount of compensation you can claim is likely to be reduced proportionally to take into account your own negligence.
The reduction in compensation will be based on government guidelines and the amount that has been awarded in previously decided cases. The more you are to blame the more you will find that your compensation has been reduced. Examples of being contributory negligent include being injured in a road traffic accident after either not wearing a seat belt or getting into the car with a driver who you know to be over the drink drive limit.
Contributory Negligent Injury Claims
If you would like to make a compensation claim, even if you have been contributory negligent, you should ensure that you instruct one of our personal injury solicitors in Wakefield to assist you with your case. They will be able to assess your liability fairly, particularly in circumstances where the other side’s insurance company may hold you to be more liable then you actually are in order to reduce the amount of compensation they have to pay out. Our personal injury solicitors in Wakefield will carry this work out on a no win no fee* basis which means that you do not have to worry about expensive legal fees when making a claim.
If you would like to make a personal injury claim, regardless of how much you are to blame for it, you should ensure that you instruct one of our personal injury solicitors in Wakefield within three years of the date of the accident that resulted in the injury. In the case of a child the claim should be brought within three years of the child’s 18th birthday (i.e. before the child reaches the age of 21).
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