Car Insurance Liability Dispute Solicitors
On occasion, you may make a claim for an injury received during a road traffic accident only for the other party’s insurers to deny fault. Our team is specially-trained in liability dispute legal services and will be able to provide you with the help you need to prove fault and resolve your claim quickly and effectively.
How we can help
Our Liability Dispute Solicitors will work through all relevant evidence with a fine-tooth comb to establish the facts of your case, giving you complete confidence we will correctly establish fault and have the evidence to prove this.
We understand how stressful the weeks and months following an accident can be. You need to take the time to recover from any injuries and may be forced to miss work through this process, something which can bring significant financial concerns. This is why we work quickly and efficiently whilst always keeping you in the loop, ensuring the issue of liability is resolved as quickly as possible and you have one less thing to worry about.
If you're looking for a supportive solicitor with over 20 years' experience helping individuals in liability disputes, call us today.
What is liability?
Liability is defined as “the state of being legally responsible for something”. This means that the person who accepts liability for your road accident is accepting the accident was their fault.
In many cases, liability will be obvious, people and insurers eager to move on from an accident will accept liability with a minimum of fuss. Some accidents, however, are more complex, with a liability dispute arising as part of proceedings.
What is a liability dispute?
A liability dispute arises when the person you believe to be at fault for the accident denies responsibility, or insists you are partially responsible. Should this occur, you will then be required to provide evidence of the other party being at fault if you are to secure the maximum compensation and protect your no-claims discount
Should you be found to have joint fault with the other party, the amount you’re able to be awarded will reduce in-line with your level of fault.
For example, if fault is found to be 50/50, a potential maximum award of £1,000 will be reduced to £500. If you are found to be 75% at fault, this drops again to £250, making correctly apportioning liability a vital part of any claim.
How to prove liability after an accident
A number of critical pieces of evidence can help prove who is at fault following an accident, making it vital to take the following steps if possible:
- Take photographs of the scene of the accident, including the damage incurred on both cars and the overall state of the road
- Note down the names and contact details of any witnesses, asking if they’d be happy to make a statement on what they saw
- The registration number of any other cars involved in the accident alongside the names and contact details of their drivers
- Ensure you have the name, officer number and station of any Police Officers who took statements
- A detailed plan of the area where the accident took place
Although it may not be possible to collect all this evidence, injuries may preclude you taking photographs or getting witness information, for example, all the information you are able to gather will help you build a complete picture of the events leading up to the accident and who may have been at fault
Do I have to use the solicitor my insurance firm recommends?
Many insurers have a list of preferred solicitors with whom they partner and, upon being notified of an accident, will point you to one of these firms. You are not, however, required to use any firm recommended by your insurer.
It is important the solicitor you choose to represent you is someone you feel comfortable speaking to and is easy to contact if you wish to achieve the best result possible. Taking the time to find your own solicitor will help you do this.
To discuss how we could help you with your road traffic accident liability dispute, contact our team today by calling us on +44 (0)161 266 7080 or filling out the form below to request a call back.
Our Liability Dispute Solicitors are part of our wider, and nationally recognised team of expert criminal defence solicitors in Manchester. We are highly regarded across the legal profession and noted for consistently excellent results. Our Motoring Offence Solicitors possess a high degree of technical knowledge that will provide you with the quality you deserve in your legal representation. We take great pride in our dedication and professionalism and are committed to achieving the best result possible for all of our clients. As one of the principal criminal defence law firms in the country, we will work tirelessly on your behalf, with an attention to detail and tenacity that is second to none, to ensure you have a strong and effective defence.
When disputing liability in a road traffic accident, you cannot afford to settle for anything less than Draycott Browne and the quality legal representation our team provides.
If you or a loved one are seeking first-class legal advice and representation from experienced Motoring Solicitors, call Draycott Browne today on +44 (0)161 266 7080.