We always try to help our clients win their cases on a 100% basis. But even where clients have been partly responsible for the accident we still help many of them to obtain very substantial amounts of compensation.

If you’d like some free advice please contact us.

Compensation claims aren’t governed in the same way as criminal cases, where there has to be a definite verdict…guilty or not guilty.

In a civil claim it is possible for our clients to win 100% or to be held partly to blame – it’s what lawyers call “contributory negligence”- with settlements or judgments based on 50-50, 75-25 or whatever.

For example, contributory negligence might crop up:-

  • in a work accident case, where our client has disregarded previous training, or a car/motorbike accident, where the client may have been speeding at the time of the collision,
  • a tripping accident, where the client perhaps ought to have seen the pothole or raised kerbstone,
  • a car accident where the client wasn’t wearing a seatbelt.

In serious cases, in particular, it is still worth investigating a claim, even though you may have been partly responsible – 25% of a claim worth £20,000.00 is £5,000.00….a sum that’s still worth receiving!

Some of our cases where contributory negligence has been a factor are listed later on this page.

If you’d like some free advice please contact us.

We are currently representing Mr Charlton from Lancashire who suffered some nasty dental injuries when he was involved in a car accident. He was a passenger in a car when it left the road and hit a lapmpost. The problem was that he wasn’t wearing a seatbelt, and also had a friend sat on his lap. Even though his injuries were probably made worse by not wearing a seatbelt we obtained a judgment in his favour for 85% of the full value of the claim.

Miss Charcol from the Reading area suffered dreadful leg injuries in a motorcycle accident when a car emerged from a garage forecourt into her path. The difficulty was that she was overtaking standing traffic and riding on the wrong side of the road. However, we obtained a judgment in her favour for 50% of the value of the case and helped her recover more than £200,000.00.

If you’d like some free advice please contact us.