Have road surfaces caused your claim for compensation in Amber Valley?
Providing you have the appropriate license and insurances, you have the right to drive on public highways around the United Kingdom. Of course, most drivers who do use private vehicles, want to make sure that they are as safe as possible whilst travelling so they will make every effort not to cause an accident.
Although you can take responsibility for your own actions, you can’t be responsible if an accident is caused by someone or something else. In many circumstances, an accident will occur because of another driver’s error or carelessness but this isn’t the only way that people can be injured on the roads.
Even though local councils are often responsible for local roads, sometimes they are left to get into a serious state of disrepair. Over time, potholes or uneven surfaces may occur and tarmac may even shrink or expand and need to be replaced. If the council fail to do this and they let the road surfaces become more dangerous, it is often just a matter of time until someone is hurt.
If a dangerous road surface caused you to veer off the road or to collide with another vehicle, you may feel that the council are responsible for your injuries as they hadn’t carried out their duty to maintain the roads. If it can be shown that they are responsible for your injuries, it’s possible that you could make a claim against them.
Even if the road surfaces themselves are at an acceptable standard, you could also suffer an injury if you were to be involved in an accident caused by spillages on the road. If, for example, a lorry carrying oil or liquid was to spill some of its contents on the highway, other vehicles could skid or collide with each other. Although you may be able to make a claim for compensation in Amber Valley against the driver responsible, if the local council fail to cordon off the road or clear the spillage up, it may be them who is actually responsible for your injuries.
If you’ve been hurt on the road and you weren’t at fault, we may be able to help you to make your claim for compensation in Amber Valley. As we work on a no win no fee* basis, you don’t need to be concerned about the cost of making a claim. If you make your claim with us, you won’t have any fees to pay upfront and we will even provide free no obligation advice before you commence your claim.
If you want to learn more about the claims process or how to make a claim for compensation in Amber Valley, why not contact us? Simply call Accident Advice Helpline on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 if you’re calling from a mobile and we’ll do everything we can to help you to obtain the compensation you deserve.
Date Published: 30th July 2014