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If you’re driving in wintry conditions, the risk of a skid or other loss of control is always present.
Where that happens and you crash and are injured, it’s tempting to think that there must be some level of blame on the part of the relevant roads authority. Had the snow and ice been cleared – or the road been “properly” gritted – your accident might not have occurred.
In this episode of the Moray Claims podcast, we’re discussing potential claims for personal injury with a particular focus on drivers of vehicles involved in single vehicle accidents in sub-zero conditions. If you crash your vehicle without a third party vehicle being involved, on the face of it, it is your own fault. Can you transfer the blame for your accident to the local or national authority with responsibility for maintaining the road in wintry weather?
The discussion includes coverage of matters such as:
- Who has responsibility for maintenance of particular roads in winter;
- Examples of claims that have been made through the courts in this type of scenario; and
- The things you will need to bear in mind if you have to consider making a journey in weather where the road conditions may prove to be treacherous due to snow / ice.
This episode has a related article, which you can read on this website here, if you wish.
How we can help
In this podcast, we have looked at issues surrounding compensation claims from single vehicle accidents in ice and snow.
Should you have any questions arising from this podcast or related to some aspect of our personal injury claims services, please get in touch with us. Enquiries are free of charge and there is no obligation to take matters further with us.
You can contact either of Moray Claims / Grigor & Young’s specialist, accredited personal injury solicitors – Peter Brash and Marie Morrison – via 01343 544077.
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If we are not best-placed help you directly – for whatever reason (e.g. we are not sufficiently local to you) – we’ll explain to you what we consider to be in your best interests. We’ll do our best to direct you to someone who can help you – probably a specialist solicitor, appropriate to your location and circumstances.