Country roads are often thought of as much better to drive on when compared to motorways. They are far more interesting and make a long journey more appealing. The national speed limit often applies to these roads as well, which doesn’t usually impede your progress.
However some people have been involved in an accident on a country road and can attest to the fact that these roads can be extremely dangerous. In many respects it is not the road itself that is dangerous but the way people drive or ride on it, and the speed limit imposed. Country roads can have sharp bends and while warning signs are posted at such places these do not always encourage drivers or bikers to slow down enough to take the corners safely.
When an accident occurs it will be determined who was at fault for causing it. If there is proof that another party in the accident caused the crash, you may be able to get compensated for your injuries and any other damages that have occurred. For example if you have to take time off work to recover, this would likely be taken into account.
What could the outcome of such an accident be?
Country roads tend to be governed by the national speed limit in many places, unless they are going through towns and villages. However this does not mean it is safe to drive at that speed. If one or more vehicles are involved in accidents it therefore means the outcome can be more serious than a collision at low speed would be. Injuries can be worse and can put lives at risk as well. Very often people are not used to driving on country roads and are not prepared for the tight bends that can sometimes arise.
Could AAH help you launch a no win, no fee* claim?
Being injured in an accident on a country road is a shocking and upsetting experience. It may take you time to recover. If you know there is evidence that someone else caused the accident, that evidence can be used to support a compensation claim. Get your no-obligation advice from Accident Advice Helpline today by calling our 24/7 enquiry line free of charge. Our professional injury compensation lawyers are ready and waiting to assist you and support the process of making a claim if we believe there is a high chance of winning.
Date Published: October 30, 2014
Author: David Brown