As a driver you will come across all kinds of situations and road conditions as you are out and about. The more you drive, the more varied the conditions will be. In some cases you may drive along a road and come across a bridge that you need to cross. This could be a large suspension bridge that can be prone to high winds in bad weather, or a small hump-backed bridge on a country lane.
Any bridge could potentially be the scene of an accident if drivers do not take adequate care while using it. In the case of a large bridge there could be weather warnings attached to driving on it, since it is higher and more exposed than a small bridge would be. If someone does not adhere to those warnings – perhaps ignoring a reduced speed limit for example – and they cause you to have an accident, you may be in line for bridge car crash compensation.
Are smaller bridges safer?
Not necessarily. In some cases they may be more dangerous because the visibility is not as good. The small hump-backed bridge could restrict your vision as you approach it, because you may not be able to tell what is coming the other side. If someone is needlessly in the middle of the road or travelling over the speed limit, they may cause an accident to occur.
Some bridges of this kind are too narrow to allow two lanes of traffic to pass over them at once. There may be signage in these instances to indicate this, or traffic lights to allow only one direction of traffic to move at once. If someone ignores this signage and causes an accident to occur involving your vehicle, you could claim bridge car crash compensation as a result.
Find out more about the potential of claiming bridge car crash compensation today
Accident Advice Helpline has been in business for 15 years, and during that time we have been able to assist many different people with compensation claims. Our advisors are highly trained and they are able to provide expert no-obligation advice that could help you work out where you stand.
Make sure you call us now on 0800 689 0500 if you’ve been involved in an accident on a bridge. You could be well placed to be financially compensated for any injuries you have suffered.
Date Published: November 30, 2015
Author: Allison Whitehead