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    "If you've been injured through no fault of your own you could be entitled to compensation. If you're unsure if you could claim, I recommend you call Accident Advice Helpline."

    Esther Rantzen

    Compensation for accidents caused by unclear road markings

    Compensation for accidents caused by unclear road markings

    Whether we realise it or not, we all observe road markings in a variety of situations. Drivers certainly pay close attention to them as they indicate where they should and shouldn’t go, and what the rules of a certain section of road will be. However, even if you are a pedestrian you will pay attention to some road markings. They will give you an idea of what to expect from the traffic near you if you are about to cross the road.

    When we are dealing with compensation claims at Accident Advice Helpline, we often hear from people who have had an accident they think was caused by poor road markings. This can be a frustrating experience because some people have accidents that were not their fault.

    The importance of clear markings

    Accidents caused by unclear road markings may essentially occur for a number of reasons. For example the markings may be unclear because they are old and worn and are barely visible. In other cases they may be brand new, but have been painted in such a way as to cause confusion among those who see them.

    Our advisors assess each case in turn and consider whether accidents suffered by pedestrians or drivers have been caused by poor road markings that are unclear for some reason. If that lack of clarity was directly responsible for an accident, it could lead to a compensation claim.

    Assessing each situation on its own merit

    Accidents can be caused by many different circumstances. In some accidents the road markings have no bearing at all on what occurred. However, there are cases where unclear road markings did indeed lead to an accident happening that may otherwise have been prevented. As you can imagine, it can be confusing to work out the exact circumstances and how they have a bearing on your situation. This is why it helps to get proper advice instead of trying to figure things out on your own.

    Our free 24/7 enquiry line is always here when you need it. A quick call to 0800 689 0500 will put you through to the team at Accident Advice Helpline, so if you’ve been reading this and you suspect this was the reason behind an accident you had in the last three years, you know who to call to receive the no-obligation advice you require.

    Accident Advice Helpline (or AAH) is a trading name of Slater and Gordon UK Limited, a company registered in England & Wales with registration number 07931918, VAT 125 446 327, registered office 50/52 Chancery Lane, London WC2A 1HL and is an approved Alternative Business Structure authorised and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority and authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority for insurance mediation activity.

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    No-Win No-Fee: *Subject to insurance costs. Fee payable if case not pursued at client's request.