Bicycle accidents caused by oil on the road

Although roads are perhaps one of the most common parts of infrastructure that we have they can also be very dangerous areas and they are perhaps one of the most common locations for a number of different compensation claims. Road accidents often lead to some of the most serious injuries and they also make for a fairly straightforward compensation claim as in many situations there is one direct person at fault – the only issue here is your accident is caused by the road and not the driver who is to blame?

Accidents which occur as a result of a poor road surface can leave you with just as serious injuries as those which involve another vehicle and if you are injured in this way then you may consider making a compensation claim to cover any costs you have incurred. 

Who could be responsible for oil on the road?

If you have been involved in an accident on a bicycle which has been caused by oil on the road then this usually happens as the direct negligence of the vehicle which the oil came from and in this situation you could be eligible to make a claim against the driver of this vehicle for the negligence that they have caused. 

You may also consider making a claim against the road maintenance authority or council if you feel that they have failed to maintain the road in an appropriate manner – or safely – after a spillage of this type or even after poor weather conditions. 

Where could I suffer an injury from this?

Many different situations could lead to you being injured in this way and some common examples of this include:

  • Accidents where oil has been spilt by a truck
  • Accidents where oil has been spilt by a HGV
  • Accidents where oil has been spilt by a car or another motor vehicle
  • Accidents where there has been a failed clean-up of oil
  • Failure to alert road users to the dangers of oil present.

Are Manners Pimblett able to work with me on my claim?

When it comes to dealing with compensation claims the team at Manners Pimblett can help you right the way throughout the process. Our team will be on hand to ensure that you receive the compensation you are entitled to.

To find out more, contact the Manners Pimblett team today on 0845 077 0772

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