Potholes are a common problem on UK road surfaces, and in addition to causing damage to vehicles can also be a source of injury. If you have been riding a bike, walking or driving your car and hit a pothole, you could find yourself in a collision with another vehicle, or even losing control and veering off the road.
For pedestrians especially, falling over a poorly-maintained road surface can result in a number of nasty lacerations, bruises and broken bones. In addition to the damage done to your vehicle, you could face anything from whiplash to concussion and other injuries depending on the severity of your accident. If you have had an accident because of a pothole or poor road surface, contact our Neath Port Talbot law firm to see if you could claim compensation.
Could you be entitled to make a claim?
Accident Advice Helpline is among the UK’s leading personal injury law firms, helping with the awarding of over £30 million a year in compensation payouts. Throughout our fourteen years of experience, we have handled many road traffic accident claims, including those involving potholes and road surface damage.
If you’re thinking about making a claim, it’s important to collate as much evidence as possible to support that you were not to blame, including photographs of the road along with a copy of the official accident report. Depending on where the pothole was located (on a public road, in a privately-owned car park), you can make a claim against either the Highway Agency, the local council or other independent body.
If you are unsure, our Neath Port Talbot law firm is here to help. We have over 190 personal injury solicitors working nationwide, along with a number of claims advisers that can listen to the details surrounding your case, and provide a rough estimate of damages. In order to make a successful compensation claim, you should be able to prove that negligence directly caused the accident to occur, that you were not in any way at fault, and that the accident took place within the past three years. If this is the case, contact our Neath Port Talbot law firm to find out more about making a compensation claim after your accident.
Contact us for a quote today
You can see how much you could be owed in compensation in just thirty seconds by using our online claims calculator. This simple tool will provide an estimate based on some basic details about your case, but a more detailed quote can be obtained over the phone. You can call our helpline and, with absolutely no obligation to commit, have your case assessed by an experienced, friendly claims adviser. To find out more about pursuing a claim after being involved in an accident because of a pothole, contact Accident Advice Helpline free on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile phone for free, no obligation advice about making a claim for compensation.
Date Published: 20th July 2014
Author: David Brown