When Liability is Denied

The source of blame for your spinal cord injury may seem straightforward, but what happens if liability is denied in your case, either fully or partially?

When the defendant’s side denies responsibility for your spinal injury, the next stage is to collect together supporting evidence to present to the defendant. The success of your case depends on the ability to prove that the incident which caused your spinal cord injury was as a result of negligence and could and should have been avoidable.

This process may take some time and can involve extensive fact-finding and research, including obtaining witness statements and expert reports if applicable. Our Aspire Law legal team will deploy many resources to gain all the required information needed to reach a settlement if there are prospects of success.

The issue of court proceedings

If the defendant continues to deny liability or will not agree to a settlement figure, then the claim has to be issued at Court and a date is eventually set for a trial. Often, the issue of court proceedings encourages the defendant to reconsider and attempt to settle your claim outside of a trial.

When this doesn’t occur, then the Court acts as an arbiter to determine partial or full liability and to award fair compensation to the Claimant.

In the rare event that your case is taken to trial, we will instruct a specialist barrister to represent you without the need for you to attend yourself, unless you want to.

If your claim is not successful for any reason, you will be protected through our no win no fee policy and will not owe us any money.

Talk with our solicitors

To discover more about making a spinal cord injury compensation claim, call us today on 0800 030 20 40 or contact us online and we’ll get back to you as soon as we can.