In June 2015, it was reported that a well-known car manufacturer was working on technology that would allow a vehicle to spot potholes in the road and avoid them. The firm in question suggested the new offering could save people from being injured and reduce the estimated £20 million that councils paid out for pothole injuries in England alone in 2014.
Whether or not this technology ever makes it off the drawing board is debatable, and even if it does, it will likely only be available in cars that cost a fair few quid. This will result in most people continuing to be stuck in vehicles that are not equipped with the means of recognising and avoiding potholes.
This means that drivers who are unable to spot them with their naked eye will still be at risk of being involved in an accident that was not their fault. It might be cold comfort if you become one of them, but if you do, there will be a chance that you might be able to seek a compensation pay-out, after you’ve sought claims advice in Calderdale.
Pothole accidents and claims advice in Calderdale
One would have thought that in this day and age that a developed nation such as the UK would have got to the stage where the condition of its roads did not pose a risk of doing its citizens injuries in accidents that were not their fault. But alas no; despite being one of the wealthiest nations on the planet, Britain still has many roads that are in a pretty shabby state of repair.
If you were to come off the worse after an encounter with a pothole, you might be able to make claim for personal injury compensation, regardless of whether you were using a car, motorbike or bicycle at the time of the incident.
Get in touch with Accident Advice Helpline
Although you will be able to apply directly to your local council for compensation in the event that you were injured by a pothole, it could improve your chances of winning a pay-out and maximising your compensation if you were to seek claims advice in Calderdale before doing so.
If you would like to get all the free personal injury advice you could shake a stick at and find out if we might be able to offer you the representation that you’ll need to improve your chances of winning recompense, simple give us a call on either 0800 689 0500 from your landline or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile. We will be waiting for your call.
Date Published: 13th June 2015
Author: David Brown