If an accident occurs on the road between vehicles, a lot of the time, the court may apportion the fault between the parties who are involved. Sometimes, the court may find one party at fault, and other times both parties are equally at fault or apportioned differently such as 60:40. This duty of care also extends to their own safety, to take precautions to minimise the risk of injury.
What Duties are Owed in an Accident
Any road user has a duty of care to avoid causing injury to other road users and pedestrians. The duty of care is not limited, and is not to say that each user has to make sure others are safe, but to prevent any injuries which could be reasonably foreseen from their actions on the road. Continue reading