Accidents Caused by Road Hazards

November 15, 2011 · Posted in Automotive 

Although many people think that other drivers are one of the major hazards that we have to deal with on the roads, there are many other obstacles that can make our driving experience a challenge. Dangerous materials can be left, dropped or spilt on the road and in turn these can pose potential hazards to any driver who may come into contact with them. Although many of these problems can be caused simply by nature, there are other situations where a negligent driver can leave potentially hazardous materials on the road and other drivers could be injured as a consequence.

When you live in a country like the UK you are used to certain hazards and take them on as a part of life. Snow, ice and other weather conditions are something that you would come to expect and are quite a common occurrence. What you often don’t expect is to encounter items that have been dropped on the road or spilt as the result of a negligent driver.

In many cases snow and ice are just something that we have to deal with, but as with anything to do with nature the consequences can be quite severe. One of the responsibilities of the council is to ensure that the roads are clear and safe to use, even if there has been a natural occurrence such as snow or ice. If you believe the council has been negligent and not dealt with the roads properly then you could be eligible to make a claim.

There are many transport vehicles on our roads every day and from time to time these vehicles can drop what they are carrying and this could spill onto the road. An oncoming vehicle could then run over this and be involved in an accident, or swerve to avoid it and be involved in an accident. In this situation you could be eligible to make a claim.

Wherever you travel as roads continue to degrade potholes become an increasing problem. In general the council is responsible for ensuring that all potholes are properly treated and if you have been involved in an accident with a pothole that has not been treated you could be eligible to make a claim.

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