If you have been thrown off your bicycle due to a pothole in the road, you may need the services of a solicitor from Corfe Castle. It does not matter whether you use your bicycle for practical purposes such as shopping, for keeping fit or simply for pleasure, you expect to be able to cycle along the roads in safety. The problem is that more and more potholes seem to be emerging and sometimes you have no other option but to cycle through them.
For instance, some potholes are just around a blind bend and cannot be seen until you have hit them. The point here is that councils are supposed to keep their roads in a state of decent repair. This means that if you are hurt because your bicycle hit a pothole, you may be able to claim compensation for it.
Claiming compensation means providing evidence that you have been in an accident caused by a third party being negligent. If at all possible, if you have had an accident because of a pothole, you need to take a photograph of it and measure its length, width and depth.
Make sure that your measurements are accurate because they will be checked at a later stage. You also need to take photographs of the area around it so that you know the exact pothole that caused the problem. This will also highlight if the pothole is in a potential danger spot such as not near street lighting. Once you have done that, you should make the council aware of your accident.
Do you need a solicitor from Corfe Castle
After you have had a medical examination, you should telephone Accident Advice Helpline to get advice from experts in personal injury compensation. A friendly professional advisor will help you through a 30 second test to determine if you qualify for a claim. The test will also give you an approximate amount of what your claim could be worth.
If finances are foremost in your mind because your accident has prevented you from going to work then you will be pleased to know that you do not have to pay out to get a claim started. This is because all our lawyers operate on a no win no fee* basis. Even if the claim does not prove successful, you will not be left with a large legal bill.
Making this enquiry will not put you in a position of obligation so if you wish to find out if you qualify for the services of a solicitor from Corfe Castle, you should ring Accident Advice Helpline now. The number is 0800 689 0500 or from your mobile on 0333 500 0993.
Date Published: 4th April 2014
Author: David Brown