If you’ve been involved in road traffic accidents or injured as a result of poor road maintenance, and you were not to blame, you may be thinking about pursuing a claim for compensation.
Compensation is awarded to drivers who have been injured as a result of negligence on another person’s part. It can also be possible to claim if an accident was caused by negligence on the part of a managing authority, for example, if a car crash resulted from poor road maintenance.
Can you claim for an injury sustained as a result of poor road maintenance?
Have you been involved in a road accident? Did you lose control of your car as a result of poor road maintenance, or hit an obstacle in the road, which shouldn’t have been there?
If you’ve sustained car crash injuries following an accident caused by poor road maintenance, you should be able to claim compensation.
Examples of issues which may cause accidents on the road include potholes, uneven surfaces and failure to display road signs correctly.
Claiming compensation for accidents on the road
If you’ve suffered injuries in a car crash and you believe that you were not to blame, write down all the relevant details about the incident and report the accident to the police and the local authority.
Seek assistance for any injuries and take photographs of the road surface, your car and any injuries you suffered.
In most cases, preventing poor road maintenance falls under the list of responsibilities of the local council. If an issue has already been reported, but it hasn’t been fixed, you have the right to make a claim.
What should I do next?
If you’d like to find out more about claiming road accident compensation, contact Accident Advice Helpline.
If you’ve been injured on the roads and you were not to blame, our expert personal injury lawyers could help you to claim the compensation you deserve.
Our firm was established in 2000 with the aim of providing consumers with a simple, stress-free and fair means of claiming personal injury compensation. We have established a reputation for professionalism and efficiency and we do all we can to make the process as simple as possible for every client.
If you’ve been injured in the last three years and you’d appreciate expert advice, call us today on 0800 689 0500 from a landline, or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile. Our friendly advisors are ready and waiting to help.
Date Published: August 1, 2016
Author: Accident Advice