The overnight resurfacing works on roads in and around Lincolnshire has now been completed at the A17 and will move to the A52 at Dembleby from 29 July which will be closed from 8.00pm till 6.00am.
However for some, the repairs will come too late. Whether through walking, running, cycling or riding a motorbike, people can suffer serious injury due to the state of the highway.
Under statute, a highway authority has a duty to maintain, which includes road repairs, any highway which is maintainable at the public expense.
It is important to note that not all accidents which occur on the highways are at the fault of the local highways agency and legal advice should be sought in relation to any trip or fall resulting in an injury. Photographs of the location and measurements of any defect are vital in assessing whether there is a potential claim and these should be taken as soon as it is safe to do so following an accident.
In order to succeed in a claim, a claimant must prove that the condition of the highway made it a foreseeable danger to road users, the condition of the highway was due to the failure of the highways authority and that any damage caused was by the dangerous conditions of the highway.
Contact a legal advisor at Ringrose Law today for free legal advice. We could take your claim on a no win no fee basis and ensure you received the maximum amount of compensation you deserve.