A dual carriageway is a road that has at least two lanes going in either direction. It will be divided in the middle by a strip of land or a barrier of some kind that means traffic going in one direction cannot go onto the carriageway going the opposite way.
While this can reduce the chances of an accident happening that involves traffic from one direction hitting something going the opposite way, it doesn’t completely get rid of the odds of having an accident. Even if you are a careful driver and you are always alert to what is going on around you, there is a possibility you could be injured because of something someone else does.
In what situations is dual carriageway accident compensation paid?
This compensation would be paid out in circumstances where a driver or passenger in a vehicle was injured because of the actions of someone else, where those actions caused the accident to happen. For example the dual carriageway may be about to turn into a single carriageway. A car overtakes yours and forces you off the road because it is running out of road to make the manoeuvre successfully. In this situation the driver should not have made that manoeuvre.
If you can prove another driver was negligent in their actions, this could lead to a dual carriageway accident compensation payout. Of course, since every accident is different, it is essential to get proper legal advice so you can determine whether you have a good chance of getting compensation for any injuries you suffered during this time.
Accident Advice Helpline is here to assist you
We handle calls all the time from people who have been unlucky enough to be involved in a road accident of some kind. If they are wondering whether they could claim compensation for their accident, it is a good idea to give our team a call.
In fact, if you’ve been in an accident on a dual carriageway within the last three years, you have an opportunity to call us on 0800 689 0500 now too. This could be the best way to work out whether you could claim on a no win, no fee basis for any injuries you have suffered during that accident. Make sure you find out whether one of our lawyers could represent you during a claims process.
Date Published: November 30, 2015
Author: Allison Whitehead