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Motor Vehicle Accident Claims

Successful motor vehicle accident claims require you to know who was at fault?

If you have been involved in a motor vehicle accident or struck by a vehicle as a pedestrian, it is important to understand who may be at fault.

Why?

Being able to prove fault will be important as to whether the insurance company accepts liability.

An expert Compensation Lawyers in litigation who will need evidence from the scene of the accident.

This may include:

  1. Traffic breach – Did the Police show up? If so, was anyone obviously issued with a breach or a fine? If anyone, such as the other driver, the Police or other witnesses point the finger at someone who was to blame – try to make note or obtain a name.
  2. Evidence – At the scene of the accident it may be important to take photographs with your mobile phone. Try to write down or photograph the registration numbers of any vehicles at fault. If you are able, record of the names and addresses of anyone in the accident and any witnesses. Try to take photos of damage to any other vehicles or other properties. Look at whether there are any skid marks on the road or anything else that may be of relevance.
  3. Talk to witnesses – Witnesses can help in establishing fault. It is important, if possible, to try and record the names and phone numbers of witnesses as often they may disappear without any record after the accident.

If you have suffered motor vehicle injuries as a driver, passenger or pedestrian, it is worth speaking with an expert Compensation Lawyer. Experienced lawyers can help guide you through the process and determine what type of compensation is available and the time limits in relation to the lodgement of claim forms.

Time limits do apply to motor vehicle accident claims.