Potholes in roads and pavements pose a significant threat to pedestrians and drivers alike. So much so that local authorities throughout the country spend tens of thousands of pounds every year paying compensation to people who have been injured in accidents that were not their fault that came about as a result of a run-in with a pothole. You would have thought that it would be cost effective to spend money sorting out the countries pavements and highways, but this looks unlikely, what with the coalition government promising more years of austerity if they manage to win the next election.
As well as pedestrians, drivers and cyclists, potholes also pose a threat to people who use wheelchairs and mobility scooters. Like other road and pavement users, if wheelchair or mobility scooter users come a cropper and do themselves an injury as a result of hitting a pothole, they might be able to retain the services of a top 100% ‘no win, no fee’ solicitor with a view to suing their local council for compensation.
Potholes, wheelchairs, mobility scooters and solicitor Beaminster personal injury lawyers
If you’re a wheelchair or mobility scooter user, imagine that you were making your way home in the early evening along a footpath. Perhaps you’d just been to work or attended some sort of social occasion. The light isn’t great, but you can make out where you’re going quite well. Suddenly, and without warning, one of your front wheels hits a massive pothole in the path you’re travelling on. You’re thrown from your seat and onto the ground, sustaining some very nasty facial injuries in the process.
Under these circumstances, and others like them, a decent 100% ‘no win, no fee’ solicitor might be able to secure a compensation payout from your local authority on your behalf. If any damage was done to your mobility scooter or wheelchair, you may even be able to make a claim for this. If you need to seek ongoing medical attention as a result of the injuries you suffered in your fall, you might also be able to get this reimbursed and have future expenses paid for you.
Looking for a solicitor in Beaminster?
If you have suffered an injury after hitting a pothole while using your wheelchair or mobility scooter and would like to explore the possibility of using the services of a decent 100% ‘no win, no fee’ solicitor to seek compensation from your local authority for your suffering, you need to pick up the phone and call Accident Advice Helpline on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile phone.
Although Accident Advice Helpline do not have access to a local injury solicitor in Beaminster they can still represent you and your claim. This is because they are a national firm that works across the whole of the UK. So if you need an injury solicitor in Beaminster look no further than this expert service.
Date Published: 10th March 2014
Author: David Brown