Witness Statement after an accident





03-12-2020



  1. Due diligence process in insurance proceedings and costs on all vehicles
  2. Ensuring that the parties are on an equal footing
  3. saving expense
  4. policy proceedings
  5. underwriters
  6. auto insurance claims
  7. dealing with the case in ways which are proportionate to:
  8. the amount of money involved
  9. auto accident
  10. insurance policies
  11. the importance of the case the complexity of the issues, and
  12. the financial position of each party ensuring that it is dealt with expeditiously and fairly allotting to it an appropriate share of the courts resources, while taking into account the need to allot resources to other cases, and
  13. enforcing compliance with rules, practice directions and orders.


Given the importance of this overriding objective to the way in which the courts expecting litigation on insurance claim to be conducted, it is important that you are aware of its terms. Decisions must be taken with it in mind and cost proportionality and compliance are particularly important.


Issuing Proceedings


The first formal step in the proceedings is the preparation of the claim form which is then sent to the court ('filed') together with the court fee. The court stamps the form with the court seal then either sends it to the insurance policy or it returns it to the claimant of the auto insurance quote and policy for solicitors to arrange for service.


Service is normally done by post but also in certain circumstances may be carried out personally by process servers on your behalf. This means that we will arrange for a process server to hand deliver the claim form to the adjuster. This occurs in the additional charge to the personal dealing with the claim and will discuss with the agent whether the defendant and person in the accident is required to get involved. Policy may be contacted if the accident is severe and the person hit by the vehicle feels insecure or unsure whether the occurrence was at fault or non able to determine fault and the person isn't able to make a determination who was at fault.


Statement of Truth


Henderson's Statement of truth...


A statement of truth is a statement that a party believes that the facts or allegations set out in a document which the put forward as true on the claim and accident. It is required of case, witness statement or expert report and in certain other documents. These documents are signed with a statement by the policy to let the claimants know whether that's one claimant or two to be sure that this was signed by the police and approved. Most claimants like that approval by the policy saying this is what to be believed to have happened. This is something that will help the underwriters and the people filing the claim know that this is what is to be believed to have happened at the time of the accident.


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Defending proceedings in an accident


The defendant can deny the claim, and it is not complex. In some cases it can be extremely complex. It may be possible to draft a defense very quickly. This may be necessary in some cases, however in most cases these will be determined by the insurance company and the insurance company will make the decision. If you decide to have someone go to court this can be costly. Unless the damages were extremely significant it doesn't make sense to go to court.


Failure to go to court in this case would be significant and in most cases you will need to make sure that you don't need to pay these costs. Make sure to contact your insurance agent after the claim goes through even if you don't use your insurance agent isn't the one who handled the claim it was through the other drivers company. We want to make sure you're very well taken care of.