Road Traffic Accident with a Stationary Object

Motor vehicle accidents usually occur at high speeds, but this isn’t always the case. In some situations almost no speed is required at all, in fact a perfectly stationary object which you don’t see can cause just as much damage to you and your vehicle as a collision at high speed with another vehicle.

Vehicles which are carrying loads and the council are responsible for ensuring that the roads are safe and clear at all times and as a result you may be eligible to make a compensation claim if you feel that they haven’t done this appropriately and you have been injured as a result.

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How could I be involved in this type of accident?

There are a number of ways that you could be involved in this type of road traffic accident and some common examples of this include:

  • Accidents where your vehicle may hit an item which has fallen off another vehicle
  • Accidents where your vehicle might hit an object which has fallen on the road due to poor weather
  • Accidents where your vehicle may hit a golf ball or other item which may have entered the road as the result of a negligent pedestrian
  • Accidents where you may hit a stationary person or animal.

What injuries might I receive?

As with any car accident you could receive a number of minor or major injuries, these include:

  • Head or neck injuries including whiplash
  • Broken bones, sprains and associated injuries
  •  Various cuts and lacerations
  • Internal bleeding
  • Potential death.

Who could I claim against?

If you have been involved in an accident with a stationary object then you could claim against anyone who you feel is responsible for the stationary object. This could be the council if they have poorly maintained the road, or it could be another road user if they have dropped an item that they were carrying or an item has flown out of or off their car.

What should I do next?

If you have been injured as the result of negligence on behalf of another person then you could be eligible to make a compensation claim to cover any costs or injuries that you have sustained as a result. At Manners Pimblett our team are on hand to help you with your personal injury claim, every step of the way. Our panel of experts can handle your claim with ease and ensure that you receive the compensation you are entitled to.

To find out more about how Manners Pimblett can help you, contact the team today on 0845 077 0772. 

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