Have potholes caused you to trip or fall?
Whilst bad weather throughout the winter months has caused flooding and widespread damage, one of the most common problems has been potholes appearing on roads throughout the United Kingdom. Unfortunately, this issue is now affecting numerous towns and cities and has been cited as the cause of a number of accidents.
Although many of the debates surrounding potholes have focused on the damage they can do to vehicles, they can cause injuries in other ways too. If, for example, you’re crossing the road or street, you may trip due to a pothole or twist your ankle as a result.
Whilst it’s perfectly possible for a person to trip or fall as a result of a pothole, this could be made worse if you’re pushing a trolley or pushchair at the time or if you’re attempting to cross the road whilst using a wheelchair. The uneven road surface could make it more difficult to get across the road and may even leave you at an increased risk of suffering an injury.
If you were to fall in the road, you may well suffer injuries as a result of this fall alone. However, this may result in additional danger as drivers and other road users may not see you and you could be struck by a vehicle.
Although many local councils have announced plans to repair the potholes, many still remain and people are suffering injuries as a result.
Could you make a claim with accident solicitors in Uddington?
If an incident occurs and you’re hurt because of someone or something else, accident solicitors in Uddington could potentially help you to make a compensation claim against them. If, therefore, you’re hurt because you’ve tripped or fallen over a pothole or poor road surface, accident solicitors in Uddington may be able to help you to make a compensation claim against your local council or those who are responsible.
By proving that they caused the injuries, there’s a good chance that injury solicitors in Uddington will be able to help you to obtain compensation for your injuries. Whilst you won’t have to contact accident solicitors in Uddington straightaway in order to make a compensation claim, there can sometimes be time limits on how long you’ve got to make your compensation claim following an incident.
Providing you begin your claim within three years after the injuries were caused, it’s likely that accident solicitors in Uddington will still be able to help but you may not want to risk waiting this long to start your claim.
Before you start your compensation claim, you may want to find out more about the claims process and how it operates. If so, you can contact Accident Advice Helpline at any time and we’ll be happy to help. Just call us on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 if you’re calling from a mobile to find out more about making a claim today.
Date Published: 14th May 2014