Assessment of fault

Assessment of who was at fault for causing an accident is relevant for a number of purposes:

  • it determines who has a right to make a tort claim for loss and damage arising out of the accident;
  • it determines the impact on the insurance premiums of the owners of the vehicles involved in the accident; and
  • depending on the level of culpability, the persons at fault for causing an accident may be subject to regulatory, or even criminal, penalties.


This part of the website deals only with assessment of fault for causing an accident; issues such as whether an injury claimant should receive reduced compensation on account of contributing to the accident, or for not wearing a seatbelt, is discussed in the tort claims section of the website.


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