Pothole Injury Success

If you are unfortunate enough to hit a pothole and incur
damage or injury, you’d expect to be recompensed by those in charge of the roads.

The number of potholes and damaged pavements seems to get worse year after year. And with weather conditions, tree roots and general wear and tear, they will naturally become uneven. Injuries caused by pavement trips and falls are unfortunately an all too common occurrence. The number of potholes and damaged pavements seems to get worse year after year. And with financial cutbacks to council budgets and bad weather in the winter months, this inevitably leads to more damage and delays in repair times.

We recently looked after two clients who had suffered injury as a result of pot holes not being repaired.

The first case was a trip on PUBLIC land – “Mrs S” from Wythenshawe received £3,000 damages following a trip over a pot-hole in the street. The local Council denied liability – we followed up gathering a strong case and the matter was just about to go to trial – at which point a reasonable offer from them was received and accepted.

The second case was a trip on PRIVATE land – Whilst walking home from work, our client tripped. The area was owned by a private landlord. He hadn’t properly repaired a pot-hole which caused our client injury. The Insurance Company acting for the Defendants denied liability. Court Proceedings were issued, however the defendants soon caved in when they saw that we were serious about taking them to Court and compensation was agreed.

Denying  liability does not mean the end of a matter – often it is just the start. We specialise in personal injury claims for council negligence. Our no win no fee injury team can help to build a successful case against the council at fault for your accident. For specialist advice, contact us now.

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