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Pothole Injury Compensation

Potholes are a major UK problem

Potholes are a major problem in the UK. It is either the local council or the Highways Agency that are responsible for ensuring that our roads are safe however, they simply haven’t got the financial or human resources to effectively maintain every road. This lack of resource, combined with harsh winters which can damage road surfaces, has resulted in many roads with hazardous potholes.

These potholes are a danger to all road users including pedestrians, cyclists, motorcyclists and drivers who are regular victims of pothole accidents.

Success Stories - Your Personal Injury Partner Pothole Injury Claims

We have represented several clients who have made a claim for compensation following a pothole injury. Below are some case studies - click on the link for more information. 

Defending a Pothole Injury Claim

In most instances the council or Highway agency will try and deny liability for the claim. To defend a claim the council must prove that they have a system in place that ensures regular checks on all roads, streets, pavements and public areas to ensure they are safe. A solicitor experienced in pothole claims will understand how to challenge the validity of their systems and monitoring procedures.

If you are a victim of a pothole injury

If you are unfortunate enough to be involved in a pothole accident and are injured as a result of the accident, try and take the following actions:

• Make a note of the name of the road and the location of the pothole
• If possible take a photo of the pothole which includes some measurement guide. In other words place a coin or a pen next to the hole so the photograph clearly indicates the size of the hole
• Photograph any visible injuries and seek medical advice if necessary
• Take the details of any witnesses to the accident
• Contact Your Personal Injury Partner as soon as possible. It’s essential to get immediate legal advice. If left to late the pothole could be repaired and the evidence to support your claim is gone

When gathering this information please ensure you do not take further risks to your own personal safety. If there is any risk to you then please do not gather the evidence. Contact us immediately and we will ensure the evidence is obtained safely.

Contact your personal injury partner today and let use take the hassle out of your claim

01782 608 744
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