Compensation for road accident caused by hazard in the road

When it comes to driving on the road there are a number of obstacles that could potentially cause a great number of hazards to even the most experienced driver. Although most car accidents are caused by incidents which involve other drivers and vehicles, there are a number of accidents that are caused independently by external factors such as objects or hazards on the road, and these accidents can be just as dangerous as any common motor vehicle accident.

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When it comes to objects on the road, they are most commonly left by another vehicle or by a third party, this could be the council or any other road user. Negligence in this way could lead to serious injuries and potentially death if the accident is serious enough. If you have been left out of pocket through an accident of this type then you could be eligible to make a claim for compensation against any negligent party.

What are some common road hazards?

When it comes to the road there are a whole host of common hazards that you could come into contact with. Some of the most common of these include:

  • Oil – this could be left by other vehicles which could easily cause a car to slip and the brakes to not work correctly
  • Materials – trucks and lorries that are carrying materials that are not properly tied down could easily spray these materials across the road which in turn could cause accidents to other vehicles who may try to swerve to avoid hitting these objects
  • Ice/Snow – if ice or snow is left un-cleared on the road this could cause potential road traffic accidents. 

What are some injuries that can occur?

When it comes to injuries that occur from road hazards, some of the most common include:

  • Head and neck injuries including whiplash
  • Cuts, grazes and bruising
  • Broken and sprained limbs and bones
  • Concussion.

Who could I make a claim against?

When it comes to making a claim for a hazard on the road if you feel that you have been injured through an act of negligence then you could be eligible to make a claim for compensation. You can make a claim against anyone who has been negligent towards you and this claim can cover any medical expenses or loss of income that you may have incurred throughout the period of your injury. This ensures that you aren’t left out of pocket through no fault of your own. 

How can I claim?

If you are looking to make a compensation claim then you have come to the right place. At Manners Pimblett our team of experts can work with you to ensure that you receive the compensation to which you are entitled. We will also guide you through the process so that you feel confident and comfortable with your claim every step of the way. 

For more information, contact the Manners Pimblett team today on 0845 077 0772.

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