Broken Traffic Lights and Claiming Compensation
We often think about road traffic accidents as a collision between two vehicles due to the carelessness of one of the drivers, or an accident between a vehicle and pedestrian. In some cases, though, a road traffic accident may be the result of broken traffic lights which cause a collision, leading to an injury for one or both drivers/pedestrians. If you have been involved in an accident due to broken traffic lights and you have been injured as a result, you may be entitled to make a compensation claim Skegness.
The injuries which are sustained as a result of broken traffic lights will depend on the impact of the collision. It may be minor injuries such as a cut or bruise but could be a lot more serious, including head injuries or broken bones. Road traffic accidents can even lead to fatalities in some cases. If you have been involved in this kind of accident, you should always seek medical attention in the first instance, even if you think your injuries are minor.
You will be required to provide evidence as part of your compensation claim Skegness. The police would be on the scene for a road traffic accident and they may act as a witness for your claim, especially if you are making a claim due to broken traffic lights, as this can often be difficult to prove. There may be others who would be willing to act as a witness for your claim as well, so it is worth speaking to them. Other forms of evidence will include copies of your medical records and any forms of treatment you have received. If you have the chance, it is a good idea to take photos at the time of the accident.
Who is to Blame?
If you are making a compensation claim Skegness as a result of broken traffic lights, it would be the local council you would be making the claim against. The council should repair any broken lights in order to avoid accidents and injuries and if they have not done this, they need to take responsibility for it. If they won’t accept responsibility, the claim might end up going to court, but this is highly unlikely and doesn’t happen in most cases.
When you are ready to make your compensation claim Skegness, you should call Accident Advice Helpline who will be able to offer advice and support for your claim. The lines are open 24/7 and there is a ‘no win no fee’ obligation, so you don’t need to worry about paying out if your claim is unsuccessful. Accident Advice Helpline is supported by TV personality Esther Rantzen, who is a well-known campaigner for human rights. Get in touch today and find out how they can help with your claim and get you the result you are looking for.
Date Published: 11th August 2013
Author: David Brown