Accidents Caused by Road Markings Claim *
Road traffic accidents * occur on Irish roads every day of the year and can involve drivers, passengers and pedestrians. These accidents can occur for a number of reasons, including poor road markings. Road markings make people aware of where they should be positioned on the road so as to avoid accidents from occurring. It also allows people to travel in a safe manner. Inadequate or confusing road markings can lead to the cause of an accident. Roads are maintained by local authorities and should be kept to a high standard at all times. Many of these accidents are caused by drivers failing to stop their vehicle where they should. This is commonly caused as a result of faded road markings which they may not have seen. As road markings mainly control road users and where they should be, it is very important that they are visible at all times. Poor road markings often lead to accidents * that result in injury * more often than not as pedestrians and drivers may get confused at certain parts of the road. These markings also help to ensure that both pedestrians and cyclists are safe while using the roads.
Who is Liable?
An important part of the process of making a road traffic accident claim * is determining who is liable for the cause of the accident. For accidents * caused by road markings it is usually those who are responsible for maintain the roads which are seen as liable. These authorities are responsible for maintaining road markings and should ensure that any faded or missing marking are fixed and repainted. It is important that road markings do not confuse road users as this can lead to collisions and accidents. Failing to maintain roads can mean that they are seen as liable and a claim may be made against them following a road traffic accident caused as a result of this.
- Traumatic Brain Injuries
- Lower limb injuries
- Back Injuries
- Nerve damage
- Internal Injuries
- Whiplash *
- Cuts and lacerations
- Breaks and fractures
- Head injuries *
- Amputations and Dislocations
- Facial injuries
The leading cause of this type of accident is inadequate maintenance of roads. Due to the number of vehicles and road users travelling on the roads each day there will be significant wear and tear on the roads. This can cause road markings to become faded over time so it is important that regular maintenance is carried out. Road markings need to be repainted on a regular basis when they start to become faded so as to prevent accidents from happening.
Wear and Tear
Due to the amount of road users and vehicles travelling on the roads each day it is very likely that road markings will fade and appear to be missing over time. This can lead to collisions if road users are not aware of where they should be positioned on the road.
Confusing road markings
If road marking appear to be confusing for drivers and other road users, the chances of an accident occurring become higher. If a driver becomes confused while they are behind the wheel they may not be aware if they are making an error or driving in the wrong area. It is important that all road markings and signs are clear and can be seen at all times so that drivers can travel in a safe manner avoiding injuries to themselves and those around them.
TELL US ABOUT YOUR CASE
If you are considering making a claim for an accident caused by road markings * or would like to find out more information on the process involved feel free to contact our solicitors on 01 649 9900 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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