Diesel spills on the road can cause accidents to motorbike riders or pillion passengers. If you were involved in an accident because of a diesel or petrol spillage, it may be possible to claim personal injury compensation.
Research by road transport experts shows that there is a greater chance of a serious or fatal accident involving a diesel spill than of ice being on the road. Motorcycle Injury Lawyers supports campaigns such as Spills Kill which aims to highlight the dangers of these types of road defect and cut down the number of accidents.
How To Succeed In Your Diesel Spill Compensation Claim
If you experience an accident involving a diesel spill, you will have to prove that there was negligence and the diesel spill posed a threat to safe driving. The expert team at Motorbike Injury Lawyers has a wealth of experience dealing with diesel spill claims, where it is sometimes found the local authority is responsible for the poor condition of the road.
We have successfully won cases where, according to the council in charge of the road, it has been inspected and deemed safe. We have also successfully claimed compensation and won appeals for our clients where companies or other individuals have been responsible for diesel spills that have caused accidents and subsequent injury.
It can be difficult to pinpoint who is to blame in diesel spills claims. Motorbike Injury Lawyers has expertise in dealing with such instances and in most cases, we can pursue compensation on your behalf from the Motor Insurers Bureau where it cannot be concluded who is at fault.
What To Do If You Have Been Involved In A Diesel Spill Accident
Straightaway, you must inform the police about the accident, do not leave reporting longer than 14 days after the incident. While you are at the scene, and if it is possible and safe to do so, take some photographs and/or write down any information about the accident which you may forget. Get the names and addresses of witnesses who were at the scene. Also, write down details of any damage to your bike or other equipment. Finally, when possible, inform the local council of the accident.
Making A Claim After A Diesel Spill Motorbike Accident
Diesel spills are, unfortunately, common on the roads toady. If you or a family member have suffered as a result and through no fault of your own, please contact us for a confidential, yet informal initial conversation with one of our team. Motorcycle Injury Lawyer’s expert knowledge will guide you through to a successful claim providing your accident meets all the necessary criteria.
We will take you through the whole process from start to finish and operate on a *no win, no fee basis ensuring you win the compensation you are entitled to.