Causation is frequently raised in accidents involving an injury and can be raised for several reasons, regardless of whether or not a breach of duty/liability has been admitted.
One of the main reasons is whether the accident was sufficient enough to cause you an injury. Should the Defendant take the view that it was not then they will raise causation as an issue. In instances like this, we shall endeavour to obtain evidence to prove that, on the balance of probability, an injury was sustainable from the incident, this can include obtaining medical records, vehicle repair documents, and accident locus images.
One of the other reason’s causation may be raised is late presentation. Even though any party involved in an accident has a period of 3 years from the date, or 18th birthday if a minor at the time, to present their case the Defendant may raise the delay as an issue, questioning whether the incident was, in fact, the cause of any alleged pain.
To avoid a late presentation argument, we would advise anyone injured in a road traffic accident to contact HNK immediately to begin their case.