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    "If you've been injured through no fault of your own you could be entitled to compensation. If you're unsure if you could claim, I recommend you call Accident Advice Helpline."

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    Claiming compensation for a pothole trip


    Motorists often voice their concern over the number of potholes on Britain’s roads as they can cause significant damage to vehicles. Many motorists have to fork out money to repair tyres and suspensions when they come into contact with a pothole which can prove costly over a long time period.

    However, there is also a risk of injury associated with potholes and road users could even be involved in a collision or crash as a result of driving on poorly maintained roads. A car could easily veer off-course if it runs over a deep pothole or it could cause damage to the vehicle which could cause an accident further on in their journey.

    There are also risks to pedestrians and cyclists with potholes and poorly maintained roads. A pedestrian could suffer an injury from tripping over one and it could be more dangerous if it occurs in the middle of a busy road.

    Cyclists could be knocked from their bike if they unexpectedly run over a deep pothole. Although it is possible to avoid them, some roads have more potholes than others. If you are thinking of claiming compensation for a pothole trip or injury, you may wish to contact representation.

    Pothole injuries

    A pedestrian may suffer a minor injury to the ankle or foot if tripping over a pothole, but it could be much worse if the trip occurs in the middle of a road. If a motorist does not see the individual, there could be further injuries sustained from a collision.

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    In addition, motorists who drive over potholes may suffer from whiplash or may suffer extensive injuries if the incident causes a crash. Should you be thinking of claiming compensation for a pothole trip or related injury, Accident Advice Helpline is on hand to help you.

    How we can help you

    As a law firm which specialises in personal injury claims, Accident Advice Helpline will be able to offer you no-obligation advice on the best course of action to take.

    If there is evidence of negligence and you suffered an injury, you could be entitled to a cash payout which could help with any loss in wages or medical costs.

    Contact us via our 24-hour helpline to discuss making your claim with our expert team of solicitors on: 0800 689 0500 from a landline or: 0333 500 0993 from a mobile.

    Date Published: November 13, 2014

    Author: David Brown

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