An 84-year old man has suffered facial injuries and broken ribs as a result of an accident that knocked him out recently. He was riding his bicycle when he struck a pothole in Church Street, Epsom and later found himself in hospital as a result, although he has no memory of getting there.
The man relies on his bicycle to go out and about as cars are problematic in busy Epsom. He said he spent four days recovering from his injuries in hospital before being sent home. He intends to get in touch with the local council regarding the condition of the road, as well as contacting Surrey Police and a cycling charity about the issue.
Can you claim pothole injury compensation?
It is possible to claim compensation if you are involved in an accident caused by riding or driving over a pothole. Car drivers may find their car is damaged, leading to expensive repairs, if they run over a pothole. Cyclists can be even more badly affected, as was the case in the incident mentioned above. If a wheel hits a pothole or rut in the road, it can throw the cyclist off, causing nasty injuries.
Even pedestrians are not safe from the dangers caused by potholes. Twisted ankles and other similar injuries can easily be caused. In each of these situations there is the potential to put in a claim for pothole injury compensation.
In each case it is imperative there is evidence that negligence has occurred and that this has led to the injury being suffered. This is where it pays to get proper legal advice so you know where you stand and how to proceed.
Call Accident Advice Helpline now if you need advice
The best route to take is to call AAH for more information about your specific situation. You have three years from the date of the accident to get a no win, no fee* claim underway, but the sooner you can get things started the better. Our experienced and professional injury compensation lawyers are here to help you in this respect. We can speak to you today if you call our free 24/7 enquiry line to find out more about our services. We offer no-obligation advice and the ability to handle your case on your behalf, with as little input as possible from you.
Source: Epsom Guardian
Date Published: July 12, 2014
Author: David Brown