Slip roads are used to ensure cars can get up to the appropriate speed to join a motorway. They make it much easier to join a faster road, especially when the car has just come from a slower road or off a roundabout.
The cars on the motorway should be alert to the cars on the slip road, and move out of the inside lane to allow them to join. Similarly the cars on the slip road should ensure they are travelling at the right speed to be able to merge onto the motorway safely to continue their journey.
What can happen to cause a slip road accident?
If a driver is travelling too slowly when they reach the end of the slip road, they may cause an accident. Similarly, if someone does not move out of the inside lane, even when there is room in the lane next to them, they could be involved in a collision with someone in the slip lane. Since there will be other people nearby on the motorway as well, this could potentially lead to a more serious accident involving multiple vehicles.
If you have been in an accident of this nature, it might be worth considering whether or not you could claim slip road crash compensation. To find out the answer, you should contact a company like Accident Advice Helpline. We have experience of dealing with accidents like this, and of claiming compensation for drivers that were injured because someone else acted negligently while driving.
Find out more details about your chances today
We have a 30-second online test you can quickly complete to see whether you might stand a chance of getting some slip road crash compensation. Alternatively if you prefer, you could call Accident Advice Helpline directly on 0800 689 0500 to find out more details about your accident and whether or not a claim might be possible.
It isn’t always easy to find out whether compensation is payable in circumstances like this. That’s why it makes sense to consult a professional injury compensation lawyer. They will have the experience to consider the facts of the situation, what happened and who may have been at fault. A no win, no fee* compensation claim could result from your call to us, and you may win compensation as well if someone else was indeed to blame.
Date Published: November 30, 2015
Author: Allison Whitehead
Category: Car accident claims