The storms that took place over the last few months of 2013 and the first of 2014 did an awful of damage to the UK’s already pretty shabby roads. The government announced in March 2014 that it planned to spend tens of millions of pounds on putting this right, but campaigners warned that this would not be anywhere near enough. As such, and certainly until this money is spent, your chances of being injured in a road accident in Somerset, or anywhere else for that matter, could be higher than they were before.
Britain’s roads are full of potholes and other imperfections that if hit at speed could do drivers a nasty mischief, as well as damage to their car. If you’re ever unfortunate enough to suffer an injury as the result of your vehicle hitting an imperfection in the road, you may be able to use the services of a decent road accident in Somerset solicitor to take action against the local authority that was responsible for the stretch of road you were injured on.
Personal injury lawyers and road accident in Somerset
If you have been injured in a road accident that was not your fault that came about as a result of coming off worse in an encounter with a pothole or some other kind of road imperfection, you’ll need to have as much evidence as you can gather to maximise your chances of a top 100% no win no fee personal injury solicitor wining you a pay-out.
You’re going to need medical evidence that proves you suffered the injuries you claim to have, but if you sought medical attention after your road accident in Somerset, this will not present a problem. You should also take photographic evidence of the road imperfection that was to blame for you being injured.
If you can get the contact details of anybody who witnessed what happened to you, this could be very useful too. It will also be worth taking a note of the weather conditions at the time of your accident, as well as the precise time it took place.
If you are too badly injured to gather this type of information at the scene of your accident, have somebody else do it on your behalf if at all possible.
Talk to the pros
If you have been injured in a road accident in Somerset that was not your fault and would like to explore the possibility of using a top 100% no win no fee solicitor to sue your local authority, you should call Accident Advice Helpline on 0800 689 0500 or from your mobile on 0333 500 0993 today.
Date Published: 15th March 2014
Author: David Brown