A road traffic accident can occur at any time, in any place. Regardless of the variables, there is always a risk with driving that a collision will occur and leave individuals injured.
That considered, your local council does have a responsibility to ensure your safety while you are within their locality. This includes evaluating the safety of their roads and guaranteeing that they are in a satisfactory state for use.
Top 5 Merseyside road traffic accident hotspots
After evaluation by Liverpool council, the five worst areas to drive in on Merseyside, are as follows:
- Queens Drive: Prescot Road to Alder Road.
- Scotland Road: Tunnel Slip on to Stanley Road.
- Regent Road: Dacre Street to Blackstone Street.
- Islington: Moss Street to St Anne Street.
- Walton Vale: A59 junction to Wallace Street.
Since 2012, the local council has pumped almost £200 million into improving its roads after finding that 14 of them were nothing short of a death trap for drivers, causing an array of road-related injuries and incidents.
Road-related injuries: Who’s to blame?
Often when you are involved in a car accident, it is easy to place blame on a driver, a pedestrian, or even yourself. Sometimes, the incident just isn’t that simple and you may feel like the incident was caused as a result of a road maintenance issue or poor signage.
In cases such as these, you may be able to claim personal injury compensation for the harm you have suffered at the fault of the local council.
Processing your claim
The aftermath of any personal injury is hard to manage, however, there are teams out there to support victims of accidents on the road. Accident Advice Helpline is a law firm that specialises in personal injury compensation. Their 24/7 advice line is perfect for individuals who are seeking free initial advice regarding their case.
Once you have spoken to Accident Advice Helpline and they have taken note of the details of your individual cause for claim, they will advise you if your claim is worth pursuing. If your case is deemed likely to succeed and you wish to proceed, your claim will then be handed to one of Accident Advice Helpline’s specialist solicitors. They will then manage your claim, with the aim of fighting for the best possible outcome for you, the claimant, so that you receive the compensation that you are entitled to.
Date Published: February 12, 2014
Author: David Brown