Road Accident Claim Caused by Poor Signage *
More than often a road traffic accident * is caused by reoccurring factors such as fatigue, alcohol consumption or road negligence. However, every year there are hundreds of accidents which are caused due to poor signage. If you were involved in an accident and feel that it was influenced by missing, hidden or incorrect road signs it is advisable to speak with a solicitor to discuss your options.
Poor or incorrect signage can cause panic and confusion between road users. When drivers are in this state of mind their decision making can be distorted and rash. If a person’s quality of life is affected a legal remedy can be sought after for both this and any expenses incurred such as rehabilitation and medical bills. Some of the common injuries sustained include:
What to do after an accident
Seek medical attention
No matter how minor you think the collision was, it is highly advisable to seek medical attention immediately after the incident. This will ensure that any internal injuries can be assessed. Any treatment administered with your consent should be documented for referral.
It is also necessary to exchange information with the other party involved in the collision. The accident should be reported to the council so the crash is unlikely to happen to another person. This will be of benefit in the claims process. To follow protocol, it is recommended that the Gardaí are called to the scene no matter how minor the accident may be. When exchanging information there are a few details that should be included:
- Details of the other party: name, address, contact information, vehicle registration number and vehicle insurance information.
- Name and contact details of any emergency service workers who attended the scene of the accident.
- Time and date of the incident.
- Weather conditions at the time.
In some circumstances it can be difficult to determine who is liable in a road accident caused by poor signage claim *. For this reason, it is important to collect any evidence that may assist in showing which party were negligent in their duties. It is necessary to show that the local authorities were negligent in their construction and placement of road signage. If there were any people who witnessed the collision their contact details should be noted. It is crucially important to take photographic evidence of the scene. Pictures from the driver’s eye-line should be taken demonstrating that the crash occurred due to the poor signage. Any CCTV footage that may have captured the collision should be obtained.
Legal Time Limits
The general guideline for all personal injury cases * is usually that the injured party has a time period of two years less one day from the date of the accident to make a claim *. Contacting a solicitor to discuss your case will help you in determining the time period that you have left to bring forward a claim.
TELL US ABOUT YOUR CASE
If you were involved in a road accident caused by poor signage * and are contemplating your legal options don’t hesitate to contact 01 649 9900 for a confidential discussion or reach out via email to email@example.com. If you would rather we call you please do feel free to tell us about your case by leaving your details along with a message outlining your query on the form below and we can call you back.
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