Are you contacting an accident solicitor in Rochdale because of faulty traffic lights?
Although many things can cause road traffic accidents, faulty signage or traffic signals can cause serious collisions to occur. If you’ve been injured because of faulty or damaged traffic lights, you may want to contact an accident solicitor in Rochdale as they may be able to help you to make a claim for compensation.
If you drive or own your own vehicle, you will be used to relying on signals, such as traffic lights, when you drive. Although many people can get frustrated when waiting at traffic lights, they do allow traffic to flow evenly and they can prevent accidents from occurring.
However, if they are faulty, or if they fail to work properly, they could cause accidents and collisions, rather than prevent them. Generally, traffic lights will allow traffic travelling in one direction to proceed but if more than one traffic light turns to green at any one time, vehicles travelling in numerous directions could all try to move at once.
As drivers may assume that they have the right of way once the traffic light is green, they may not be looking out for vehicles travelling in other directions and a serious collision could occur.
In such cases, an accident solicitor in Rochdale may be able to help you to take legal action against the person or company responsible. If your local council is responsible for maintaining the traffic signals, they could be liable if they fail to work and people sustain injuries as a result.
Similarly, if a private company have been contracted to work on the lights and they have failed to perform the job properly, your accident solicitor in Rochdale could help you to make a claim against them if you suffered an injury.
If you’ve been hurt because of faulty traffic signals and you want to make a claim with an accident solicitor in Rochdale, why not contact us?
At Accident Advice Helpline we always on hand to help new and existing claimants and there’s a good chance that we will be able to help you to obtain compensation if you’ve sustained injuries which weren’t your fault.
Simply call Accident Advice Helpline now on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 if you’re calling from a mobile to find out more about making a claim or to get your claim started as quickly as possible!
Date Published: 5th November 2014
Author: David Brown