Accident Blackspot

17 July 2014

Two local newspapers in North Nottinghamshire have recently picked up on a story concerning a series of accidents on Chesterfield Road in Huthwaite – Mansfield Chad and Hucknall Disptach.

According to the first article, the latest collision involving two vehicles follows five previous accidents in the same spot within a matter of months, with the second article referring to three earlier crashes.

Poor signage seems to be the issue. Both articles make reference to this, with the latter suggesting that some speed limit signs could be better positioned, to provide earlier warning of the need to slow down. That said, the police spokesman appears to dispute this.

Sometimes it can be difficult to say that one or other of the parties to a road traffic accident is to blame. However, liability (either fully or partially) can often be found to rest with someone, especially where there has been an injury. It is even possible to pursue a claim against the highway authority in respect of the road design, signage etc., in some circumstances.

If you have been injured as the result of a road traffic accident (whether as a pedestrian or while travelling in a vehicle), give us a call to discuss the circumstances and we can advise you on whether or not you may be able to bring a personal injury claim.  

Mark House is an Associate at Advance Legal. Please contact Mark or another member of the team on 0800 068 00 69 and they will be happy to discuss your compensation claim with you.