We’ve all seen those slip roads that we have thought look dangerous in the past – but what if you’ve been unlucky enough to be involved in an accident on a slip road? OK, so you think it will never happen to you, but it could, and if it does you need to be aware that you could claim slip road accident compensation if your accident was somebody else’s fault.
If another driver is speeding or not paying attention to traffic, they could easily cause an accident on a slip road that could lead to serious injuries. With a three-year time limit in place to make a slip road accident compensation claim, why not find out if you’re eligible to make a 100% no win, no fee claim with Accident Advice Helpline?
Injured on a slip road
Slip roads are designed to allow traffic to enter or leave a dual carriageway or motorway safely – well, that’s the idea at least! Unfortunately, some drivers fail to reduce their speed when leaving the main road and as a result, accidents can occur on slip roads that leave other drivers seriously injured. Here are a few examples of the most common injuries sustained in road traffic accidents on slip roads across the UK:
- Neck and shoulder injuries – from the jolt of an impact
- Crush injuries which could lead to the loss of a limb
- Head injuries including brain injury
- Broken bones
It depends on how your accident happened, but if somebody else is to blame – for example if another driver was tailgating your vehicle and collided with you, or if they were speeding as they exited the motorway onto the slip road and hit your vehicle – you could make a claim for personal injury compensation.
Mind your speed
Speed limits are there for a reason – to prevent accidents from happening and to reduce the severity of injuries if they do occur. If you’ve been injured in an accident on a slip road, Accident Advice Helpline’s expert team is on hand to offer confidential, no-obligation advice. Wondering how much compensation you could claim?
You can take the 30-second test on our website right now for an idea, then give us a call on 0800 689 0500 and find out if you have a viable claim. Our advice line is open now, with our expert advisors on hand to answer any questions you have about the claims process, however you have been injured.
Date Published: October 26, 2015
Author: Paula Beaton