Have You Been Involved in an Accident That Wasnt Your Fault?


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Accident – an unfortunate incident that can cause an injury or damage. When described this way, an accident just sounds like something we have to deal with; something often unavoidable, that you’ll just have to get over.

But, if you’ve found yourself involved in one, you’ll know that an accident can be devastating – especially when it was caused by someone else.

The injustice of an accident that wasn’t your fault

Dealing with the fact someone else caused your accident – even if it wasn’t intentional – can be extremely challenging. As well as having to think about your injury and its implications, you also have to come to terms with the fact your accident was down to someone else’s negligence.

Whether the accident was down to someone’s carelessness in a moment or their lack of consideration for anyone else around them, you found yourself suffering an injury as a result.

This can lead to a sense of frustration, which can then grow into anger at the injustice you have faced.

Some accidents can be made better with an apology. But some are more serious. If you’ve been hurt in an accident that wasn’t your fault, you deserve more than just an apology. You are entitled to compensation for the pain and suffering you’ve been through.

Types of accident

There are a huge number of ways you could find yourself involved in an accident. From a road traffic accident to a much more uncommon medical accident, from a fall in a supermarket to a sporting injury, from an accident at work to a faulty product injury.

You could find yourself injured at any point in the day and in any location. When an accident is someone else’s fault, it’s often a case of being in the wrong place at the wrong time. You are obviously more likely to be involved in certain accidents at certain points, though.

For example, road traffic accidents are more likely to happen when there are more cars on the road, making it more likely you’ll be involved in one during rush hour, when people are trying to get to and from work as quickly as possible. In its most recent statistics, the Department for Transport (DfT) reported that there were 44,250 accidents that took place in the daylight between vehicles travelling 21-30mph in 2018 .

But that doesn’t mean you don’t face any risk when you set out on the road on a weekend or in the middle of the night. The DfT also found that in 2018, 12,343 accidents happened in the dark at the same speed.

The effect of an accident

Being involved in an accident can have a huge impact on your health – both physical and mental.

Although most of the focus will be on the physical impact of an accident, you might find that you’re struggling to come to terms with what happened.

One way of helping to put your mind at ease during the recovery process after an accident is making an accident injury claim.

The compensation you’re awarded for a successful claim can help to pay for any medical treatment you need. It can also help you replace any property that was damaged in the accident that wasn’t your fault.

To find out if you could make a claim, just get in touch. Our friendly claims advisors will help you work out if you’re eligible and what the right next steps for you are.

Dealing with the consequences of an accident isn’t something you have to do alone. First4Lawyers is here to help you get the justice you’re entitled to.

All you have to do is give us a call, request a call back or start your claim online.


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