One of the benefits of CCSG Legal’s broad insurance practice is our frequent encounters with unusual accidents and insurable events.
From road accidents involving cows, chickens, trees, electrical wires, storm debris, pot holes and road signage, the claims we see go far beyond straightforward collisions between two or more vehicles.
One of the more common (albeit unusual) accident scenarios we see is where a large vehicle suffers catastrophic damage whilst being driven at high speeds on a road that is in a minor state of disrepair.
Poorly maintained shoulders, pot holes, asphalt degradation, black ice and oil slicks are all capable of causing irreparable damage to heavy and expensive vehicles; the end result being that they will often need to be replaced.
The question however, is who pays the bill?legal_review_tortious_liability_of_roads_authorities