Has left roadwork debris caused a road traffic accident? Were you injured as a result? Then you may be entitled to road accident compensation.
How can left roadwork debris cause a road traffic accident?
Left roadwork debris poses a number of dangers to road users, including:
- Distraction: Drivers may be tempted to turn their heads to see what it is. Taking your eyes off the road, even for just a split-second, can be fatal.
- Blowing across the road: The debris doesn’t have to be big to cause a problem on the road. In fact, small debris that could easily be blown across lanes of traffic is arguably more dangerous.
- Causing obstructions: If there are no roadwork signs, then it’s reasonable for road users to assume no roadworks are going on. Being suddenly confronted with debris in the road can prompt evasive action, which in turn can cause car crashes and other road accidents.
So, can you claim if you have a road accident because of left debris?
The answer is yes, but it isn’t always easy. Major roadworks are subject to months of forward planning and announcements. This means it can sometimes be difficult to prove that the driver was not at fault for the accident. However, it can still be done. If you are injured because of left roadwork debris, you should absolutely look into making a claim.
You can strengthen your case by, if you are able to, taking pictures at the location of the accident. Of course, only do this if it is safe to do so. Being able to prove, with photographic evidence, that the road was left in a poor state or strewn with debris, will help your road accident claim.
If you have been injured in an accident on the road that wasn’t your fault, then call Accident Advice Helpline today.Our expert advisors are perfectly placed to talk you through the claims process. There’s no obligation to continue with your claim after the initial consultation. However, if you do, our lawyers work on a 100% no-win, no-fee* basis. Furthermore, we are usually able to reach a settlement without the need for a court appearance. To get your road injury compensation claim started, call us on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 from mobiles. You can also take our 30-second online test to determine the weight of your claim.
Date Published: March 10, 2017
Author: Accident Advice