Diesel and Petrol Spill Accidents
It is often believed that if you come off your bike as a result of a diesel spill, then you cannot make a bike accident claim. This is an incorrect assumption that could be losing thousands of victims the compensation they deserve.
Bike riders can be entitled to compensation if it can be proven that the diesel spill was a result of the negligence of a road user.
Diesel spills can be one of the greatest dangers facing a rider on the road. Often, like black ice and mud on the road, it is hard to see diesel slicks on the road and even harder to spot them at high speeds. Diesel spills are caused by negligent drivers overfilling (necking) their tank or not securing their fuel cap properly.
Unfortunately, diesel spills are becoming more common in rural areas as an increasing number of vehicles use country lanes in order to avoid congestion on main roads and motorways. Rainfall makes this situation worse because it causes oil or diesel on the road to float to the surface, making it slippery. This means the slick could have been on the road for days before it becomes a real hazard.
Most solicitors don’t like diesel spill claims, but we love them, so if you have come off because of diesel on the road, call us now for a no obligation chat.
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