If you’ve suffered a whiplash injury in Carnoustie as the result of a pothole in the road while on your pushbike, you might be able to take personal injury action. However, your rights in this area are not as clear-cut as you would have thought they might be.
It’s obviously unreasonable to expect a council to be aware of every pothole on its turf, so if you’re going to win compensation for your injury, you and your 100% no-win, no-fee personal injury solicitor are going to need to prove that the local authority in question had prior knowledge of the offending road imperfection or that it did not have an adequate system of inspection and maintenance in place. If you can successfully do this, you could be entitled to several thousand pounds in compensation, depending on the severity of your injuries.
Pothole accidents on public roads and a whiplash injury in Carnoustie
Perhaps you were riding along a country lane when your front wheel suddenly hit a hole in the road surface that had been caused by water leaks, causing you to be thrown from your bike – suffering a terrible whiplash injury as consequence. If this were to happen to you, you’ll need to make a note of a few details if you’re going to successfully take the relevant local authority to court.
You’ll need to make a note of the exact location of the pothole in question along with the time and date that your accident occurred. If you can, grab a picture of the pothole on your smartphone to use as evidence to support your claim. If you’re going to make a compensation claim after suffering a whiplash injury in Carnoustie as a consequence of hitting a pothole, you’re going to need some sort of medical proof that you have actually sustained the injury that you claim to have. As such, you will need to have sought medical treatment, preferably as soon as possible after your accident took place.
If you have all of this in place, you’ll be ready to get a first-class 100% no-win, no-fee personal injury solicitor such as the ones Accident Advice Helpline works in partnership with to represent you. You can get the ball rolling by calling the company on one of the numbers at the top of this page. You’ll be connected to one of the firm’s friendly and professional claims advisors who will be able to talk through your whiplash injury in Carnoustie and decide on the best course of action.
If you want to discuss your accident in more detail then dial 0800 689 0500 from your landline or 0333 500 0993 from your mobile.