Bicycle accidents caused by poor road management

Although we mainly feel that road accidents are caused by other road users, this is not always the case and in many situations the way that our roads are maintained can make a big contribution to our safety and the number of incidents which occur on them. Poor road management can lead to the development of hazardous conditions on the road which can include potholes and various other potentially dangerous elements which can lead to a crash.

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If you are the victim of a bicycle accident on a road which you believe has been poorly maintained then you could be eligible to make a compensation claim to cover any costs that you have incurred or any medical treatment that you require as a result of your injuries. 

Who is responsible for road management?

By law, any road management is the responsibility of the Council or governing body and as road users we all pay taxes to help provide the funds to cover this type of maintenance. The Council must perform any repairs necessary to keep the roads in a good condition and this includes filling in potholes, repairing footpaths and creating crossings where necessary. 

What are some common examples of situations where this might have happened?

Road negligence can happen in a number of different situations, but some common areas where you could consider making a claim for compensation include:

  • Accidents which are caused by potholes
  • Accidents caused by poorly maintained footpaths
  • Accidents caused by a slippery road surface
  • Accidents caused by a failure to clear a dangerous item off the road
  • Accidents caused by failure to deal with poor weather conditions.

Can I work with Manners Pimblett to make a claim?

Working together with you, the team at Manners Pimblett can help to guide you through your compensation claim, every step of the way. Our team will combine a wealth of knowledge and experience to ensure that you receive the compensation you are entitled to.

So what are you waiting for? To find out more, give the team at Manners Pimblett a call today on 0845 077 0772. 

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