Do disclaimer boards and warning signs exclude liability for damage from road works?

This is a very important question we would like to discuss as part of the series on Car Insurance, road damage, potholes and the law. After an earlier blog post a visitor to the car insurance blog emailed a reply received from a road construction company. The wording is as follows: “We refer to the…

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When are road construction companies deemed negligent for vehicle damage?

On the Car Insurance Blog we are discussing the liability for damage from road construction and potholes. Claims by vehicle owners for damage as a result of potholes and road construction activity have increased significantly – and we have undertaken to discuss this in a series of blog posts. Our objective in doing so is…

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Who is the reasonable driver when he drives near potholes?

In our discussions on potholes, road works, liability and car insurance we will often refer to the reasonable man in the test for negligence. We have indicated that we compare the conduct of a person to a certain standard of reasonable conduct to establish whether that person is indeed negligent. If his conduct does not…

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Negligence, the Reasonable Man and Car Insurance

Damage to our vehicles always coincides with the questions – “Whose faults is it?” Or “Who is to blame?” As we discuss damage from road works, potholes and the impact that this might have on our car insurance, we will most definitely be challenged by questions about fault and negligence. We will read about the…

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Car Insurance, road damage, potholes and the law

The Arrive Alive website received an interesting email last week from a disgruntled vehicle owner. Attached to the email was an invoice for the repair of damaged rims suffered by the vehicle owner driving near Paulpietersburg. This was made more interesting by the vehicle owner adding her banking details and demanding a deposit of funds…

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