If you’ve been injured in a North West Leicestershire car accident, as the result of unintentionally/unavoidably driving over a pothole, you will be legally and morally entitled to launch a claim for compensation.
Those pesky road works
Although all motorists tend to carp and complain when they get held up by road works, they are not being done for fun. It tends to mean either that new services are being laid, or the road surface is in need of some sort of repair.
Reporting potholes to the Highways Agency
If you discover a pothole when you’re out driving, you should make a note of the location and the date, and report it/them to the Highways Agency (HA). The HA treats potholes seriously and is programmed to deal with them as soon as possible. When most potholes appear (in the winter months), the HA request you contact them by telephone rather than email, as this helps them to deal with the problem quickly.
If you’re injured you should always employ your own injury claim solicitor
If your car is damaged, and you also sustain a personal injury due to the presence of a pothole, you must report it to the HA, but we also recommend that you employ the services of a good personal injury claim lawyer like us here at AAH.
Seeking maximum compensation
It may not be in your best interests to accept a direct offer of compensation from the HA. Their natural tendency will be to keep their costs as low as possible, whereas any injury claim solicitor you employ to act on your behalf, will always seek to maximise the amount of compensation you will be awarded.
Maximum compensation for a North West Leicestershire car accident injury caused by a pothole
How much is the maximum compensation you could be due? The answer to this question very much depends on the nature and the severity of the injury you sustained. To get an idea of how much could be awarded for your North West Leicestershire car accident injury, visit the AAH website and make use of the HOW MUCH calculator that you’ll find there. All you have to do is answer 4 basic questions regarding your injury and the calculator will verify whether or not your claim appears to be valid, and if so, will issue you with an estimate as to how much compensation you could expect to be awarded. The process is fast and simple and will take only approximately 30 seconds of your time.
Recommended by Esther Rantzen
Here at AAH we operate a no win no fee* policy, which means that anybody can launch their claim without fear of having to pay any money in advance. We also operate an unrivalled customer support service, which is why the well known people’s consumer champion Esther Rantzen unreservedly recommends our services.
To find out more, call our free helpline from any landline on 0800 689 0500, or if using your mobile, call 0333 500 0993.
Date Published: 23rd June 2014