Will my existing car accident claim be successful if I was partially at fault for the accident?

9 February, 2016


Car accidents are chaotic, and fault isn’t always black-and-white.

While liability is obvious in some situations – for example, a driver failing to brake in time and rear-ends someone waiting at a red light, it is not always so clear in many car accident scenarios.

If you have been injured in a car accident and the insurer has declined or apportioned your existing claim, you may still be able to recover compensation from even if you partially caused the accident.  The effect is that your compensation will be reduced by the proportion you are found to have been at fault.

Determining Fault

Determining fault is a complex issue and many factors are taken into accounts including eye witness statements, police reports, and photographic evidence.

One of the primary jobs of a personal injury accident lawyer is proving the level of responsibility for an accident. This is essential to maximising your financial compensation entitlement.

Find out more about motor vehicle accident claims here