Using roundabouts are one of the most common causes of accidents. This is because navigating a roundabout safely depends on your judgement and also other driver’s judgement.
Roundabout accidents tend to happen when drivers are in the wrong lane and still try to exit causing a hazard and danger to other roundabout users. For example being in the right lane when intending to exit to the left lane.
If you have been involved in roundabout accident then you may be entitled to make a personal injury compensation claim.
When you are turning right at a roundabout you should:
When you are turning left or going straight on then you would usually use the left lane, however some roundabouts have 3 lanes depending on the direction you are going.
There are road signs and markings to inform the driver of the correct lane they should be in when joining or exiting a roundabout and should be followed. If the driver fails to follow these signs and markings then they are at risk of a roundabout accident.
If you have been injured in a roundabout accident then should seek medical attention as soon as possible. You may also want to ring the police as they will report the accident which will help to validate your claim. Take photographs of the scene as soon as you can and pull over to the side of the road to avoid causing further hazard on the roundabout.
Get as much evidence as you can, for example:
The time it takes to negotiate a personal injury claim caused by a roundabout accident varies depending on the individual circumstances as well as the injuries sustained. When calculating an offer the following may be taken into account:
If you have paid for any costs resulting from the roundabout accident and want to claim them back then keep the receipts as they will be needed as evidence. If you are claiming for loss of earnings then keep your wage slips also..
We have a team of road traffic accident solicitors who specialise in claims of this type and we will work hard to get you the best help and support as possible to aid your recovery.
1solicitors aim to come to a settlement agreement that you deserve and as we offer a no win no fee service you won’t be out of pocket unless of course you win compensation.