A road accident in a country lane has the potential to be quite serious. While it may only involve two vehicles, a head-on collision can cause serious damage and is possible if someone is on the wrong side of the road. They may be overtaking when in this position, or they could simply be cutting the corner to try and get down the road faster than is really necessary.
The speed limit on country roads can often be the national speed limit. However this is the maximum you should drive at, and not the recommended speed limit. There are situations where you should be very careful to drive to the conditions you are presented with, as this could well prevent an accident from taking place.
When could country lane collision compensation be paid out?
If you’ve been in this type of accident, you may have a chance to get financial compensation if you can prove your injuries were down to the negligence of another driver or individual. For example, if a farmer pulls out of their farm in a tractor without looking and you crash into him, he would be to blame if he had indeed pulled out in front of you.
Injuries caused in such accidents can be quite serious. Some people have suffered head and spinal injuries in crashes like these, which can occur at high speeds. If you have an opportunity to claim country lane collision compensation, you should definitely do so. It could make a significant difference to how your future plays out from here on in.
Call our team today for advice
The Accident Advice Helpline team can offer no-obligation advice concerning an accident you have experienced within the last three years. Calling us is a good move to make because it could mean you are able to understand whether you could claim and how much you might be entitled to get.
The number you will need to call is free on 0800 689 0500. Seize the moment to call us now – we can call back if necessary. Alternatively if you want a quick idea of whether compensation could be payable, try our free 30-second online test to see if you could claim. You can trust in the expert service provided by Accident Advice Helpline when you’ve had an accident on a country road in the last three years.
Date Published: November 30, 2015
Author: Allison Whitehead