If cold, icy weather is forecast, it is highly likely that both private and public roads will need to be gritted to avoid a potential road accident in South Oxfordshire. In the case of public roads, local authorities have a responsibility to make sure that roads are treated in preparation for icy conditions. As far as private roads and car parks are concerned, it will be down to the organisation that owns them.
If a local authority or private organisation fails to properly treat a road surface when bad weather is forecast and you wind up being injured in a road accident in South Oxfordshire as a consequence, there will be a possibility that you might be able to take some form of personal injury action against the negligent party with the aid of a top-class 100% ‘no win, no fee’ personal injury solicitor.
Icy roads and a road accident in South Oxfordshire
Imagine that you have just finished a long day at work having put in a few hours of overtime. It is winter and getting late, as such, the temperature has dropped and the roads are looking icy. You check the weather on your smartphone and see that things are looking pretty hazardous.
You put the prospect of being hurt in a road accident in South Oxfordshire out of your mind. You are a good driver and are more than confident that your local authority will have been out gritting the roads to make them safe. This is one of the things you pay your taxes for after all.
Things go well as you are driving through town, but you notice that conditions worsen when you move onto a quieter road. As you make the turning onto your street, you lose control of your car and get caught up in a road accident in South Oxfordshire that was not your fault. It transpires that your local authority had not sent the gritters out that evening, despite the fact that weather forecasts pointed to poor conditions.
If a good 100% ‘no win, no fee’ personal injury solicitor could prove that your local authority went against its own policy in not sending out gritters and your road accident in South Oxfordshire occurred as a consequence, you could well be looking at a substantial personal injury compensation pay-out.
The next step
If you have been injured in a road accident in South Oxfordshire in treacherous weather conditions and feel as though the local authority or private firm that had responsibility for the road in question was negligent, pick up the phone and call Accident Advice Helpline on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile phone.