In a recent case, our client was doing what thousands of us do every day – joining a dual carriage way from a slip road. Unfortunately on this day, an accident occurred that initially may have appeared to have been our client’s fault. However as we outline below, just because you are the one joining the road, it doesn’t mean you are automatically at fault if a road traffic accident occurs.
An outline of this personal injury case
As our client drove down the slip road, the lane they were merging into on the dual carriageway appeared to be clear although they could see some vehicle headlights in the distance.
Our client’s car joined the main carriageway only to be struck violently by another vehicle. This collision caused extensive damage to both their vehicle as well as injuring our client.
The defendants claimed that our client had joined the dual carriage way when it was unsafe to do so. However using various investigative procedures, we managed to persuade the defendants and the court that the other vehicle was travelling at excessive speed and was therefore responsible for the collision. In turn this meant that the claimant (our client) had joined the dual carriage way safely and wasn’t at fault.
Because of this we were able to recover compensation both for the damage to our client’s vehicle and for our client’s personal injuries.
What you should do
If someone is trying to force the blame on you after a road traffic accident – don’t let them. Consult Wrigley Claydon and we will be able to help decide if you have grounds to claim after an accident. Call us on 0161 785 3534 and we can review the details of your case.
Let us help you claim your personal injury compensation now.
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