Claiming compensation for failure to adequately repair potholes on public roads

We are fortunate enough to have some of the most advanced road networks throughout Europe here in the UK and as such they are consistently maintained to a high standard. But because there are currently millions of drivers on the roads each day it is understandable that they can fall victim to a little wear and tear, meaning that there could be a number of potholes lining them at any given time. This can be quite problematic for drivers as it could be very costly for them to repair their vehicles if damaged, but more serious that this is that it could lead to a traffic incident which could require them to have medical attention.

It is the responsibility of either the council or a road authority agency to uphold the standards of public roads, so if you have been involved in an accident and you believe it could have been avoided then you could look to make a claim against them for compensation.

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Where might I look to make a claim?

If you have been involved in an accident as a result of a pothole on a public road, then you might be interested in seeking compensation to recover any losses you have incurred. Some notable examples of where a clam could be made include:

·         Claims against a negligent road authority agency

·         Claims if you have been left with spinal or neck injuries

·         Claims if you have suffered from whiplash

·         Claims if you have broken a bone

·         Claims if you have been left concussed

Who could be at fault in this situation?

If you find that you have been left with injuries or damages as a result of a pothole on a public road then you could be entitled to make a claim for compensation. There are a number of people who could be responsible for your claims, but the most likely would be either the local council or road authority agency who has failed to maintain the standards of the roads. If you believe that there lack of action has resulted in your troubles, then you could look to seek compensation from them. An unsafe road surface is unacceptable in the UK; such is the risk that it poses to pedestrians, so if you can prove that their actions have resulted in your injury then you could recoup any damages you have incurred.

How can Manners Pimblett help with my claim?

If you are looking to make a claim for compensation but you are unsure of how to go about it, then it is advised that you seek out the help of professionals – which is where the team at Manners Pimblett can help you. If you have been injured at work through no fault of your own then you could be able to take action against your employers, while our highly experienced team will work with you throughout the case to guarantee that you receive the best support possible.

For more information on how the team at Manners Pimblett can help you, simply speak to one of our advisors today on 0845 077 0772.

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