When road works are carried out, they can often result in traffic chaos. Although these are often necessary and can increase safety in the long run, in the short term, they may make drivers feel that they are more at risk of suffering a Derbyshire accident whilst on the roads.
Whilst road works are being undertaking, temporary traffic measures are sometimes put in place. For example, temporary traffic lights may be installed so that traffic can get around the road works with relative ease. However, if you’re a local driver, you may not notice the new traffic measures which could result in a Derbyshire accident occurring.
Similarly, if now temporary traffic measures are put in place, vehicles may struggle to navigate their way around the road works without a Derbyshire accident occurring.
Whilst road works can sometimes result in a Derbyshire accident occurring on the roads, it isn’t just road users that can be affected. As debris and materials are often left near the site of the road works, pedestrians can easily trip or suffer a Derbyshire accident if they are walking near the site.
Similarly, cyclists could suffer a fall or a Derbyshire accident if the site isn’t cleared up regularly and maintained properly.
If you do happen to suffer a Derbyshire accident because of road works in your area, you will need to determine who is responsible if you’re hoping to make a claim for compensation. If the road works have been conducted by a private company, you may need to take action against them when it comes to making a claim. However, if the construction work is the responsibility of your local council, a personal injury lawyer could help you to obtain compensation from them if you can show that they caused your Derbyshire accident.
Once you’ve determined that you’re eligible to make a claim for your Derbyshire accident, you may be keen to get started straightaway. However, before you commit to making a claim you may want to find out more about the claims process and exactly how it operates.
In order to get further advice, you may seek out the services of a personal injury law firm. Although they may be able to help, some do charge expensive fees so you’ll want to make sure that you don’t end up spending more than you need to in order to get legal help.
If you’d like to learn more without spending costly sums of money, why not contact Accident Advice Helpline? We’ll be happy to help you with your claim and we’ll even provide free no obligation advice so that learning about the claims process won’t cost you anything at all.
If you want to find out more now, why not contact us? Just call Accident Advice Helpline on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 if you’re calling from a mobile and our personal injury team will do everything they can to assist you with your claim.
Date Published: 22nd June 2014