If you knew how much money your local council spent on paying compensation to drivers who have been injured or had their vehicles damaged in accidents involving potholes and other imperfections in the road, it’s likely that you would not be impressed. Many local authorities pay out many tens of thousands of pounds a year; money that most would agree could be much better spent on vital local services.
If local authorities spent some of the money they end up paying out to injured parties who have come off the worse for an encounter with a pothole or road imperfection making sure that the highways under their control did not pose a risk of doing somebody an injury in a Windsor and Maidenhead car accident that was not their fault, it would be likely that far fewer of these sorts of incidents would occur.
Unfortunately, though, that doesn’t look like it’s going to happen anytime soon. As such, you might like to know that there will be a chance that you might be able to retain the services of a top-class 100% no-win, no-fee personal injury solicitor should you be unfortunate enough to become injured after hitting a pothole in your vehicle.
Potholes and Windsor and Maidenhead car accident solicitors
While it may well be true that you can make an application for personal injury compensation directly to your local authority after being injured in an accident that was not your fault that came about as a result of a run-in with a pothole, you might find that you’ll stand a better chance of your claim being successful and maximising your compensation if you were to use a Windsor and Maidenhead car accident solicitor.
Before getting in contact with a Windsor and Maidenhead car accident solicitor, you’ll need to make sure that you have as much evidence in place as you can gather to support your claim. The date, time and place where your accident took place will be the first information you’ll need. It will also be useful to your Windsor and Maidenhead car accident solicitor if you have any photographic evidence of the road imperfection that caused your injury. Perhaps most importantly, you’re going to need medical evidence that proves you suffered the injuries you claim to have.
Once you have all of this in place, or at least as much of it as is possible, you would do very well indeed to get in touch with a decent 100% no-win, no-fee personal injury solicitor such as Accident Advice Helpline to find out if it might be able to offer you the personal injury claim representation you need. Call now free on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile phone.
Date Published: 7th June 2014
Author: David Brown