Roadworks can be enormously frustrating when you are out and about wanting to get from A to B. However they are often necessary to maintain and improve the roads we are used to driving on.
However you would not expect to be involved in an accident on a stretch of road where roadworks are taking place. While another driver may cause an accident and leave you as an innocent party that has got caught up in the outcome, you may also suffer an accident that no one else was involved in. If you were travelling through a section of roadworks at the time, it might be worth finding out whether the contractors were to blame.
Is it easy to drive through a set of roadworks?
It should be, if they are set up properly and there is proper signage at all necessary points. For example you should be warned ahead of time that roadworks are coming up. You should also be alerted to the possibility of lane changes if they are about to occur. Speed limits should be well signed – they are usually lower in sections where roadworks are present – and cones should indicate where the road goes ahead of you.
If you have an accident during a section of roadworks you could be entitled to roadworks crash injury compensation if you can prove the contractors were negligent in some way. To find out whether this is the case in your situation, it is wise to consult a lawyer who has experience in dealing with claims like these.
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Accident Advice Helpline has the benefit of 15 years’ experience to pass on to you if you’ve been involved in an accident like this. Even if you are not sure whether you could make a roadworks crash injury compensation claim, why not find out for certain where you stand today?
By calling us on 0800 689 0500 you are in a position to speak with a friendly and highly professional advisor who has dealt with such cases in the past. Maybe you are entitled to make a claim, but you will never know unless you get in touch with us to find out. You have a three-year period in which such a claim could be made, so time is of the essence here. Make sure you don’t lose out on potential compensation that could be won.
Date Published: November 30, 2015
Author: Allison Whitehead