Potholes in Lincolnshire hit the news again
It has been reported in the Lincolnshire Echo (http://www.lincolnshireecho.co.uk/Thousands-potholes-repaired-Lincolnshire/story-28454820-detail/story.html) that more than 100,000 pot holes were repaired across Lincolnshire with 380 miles of road resurfaced last year.
Lincolnshire County Council’s councilor Richard Davies, executive member for highways which carried out the work, said: “Our roads deteriorate from wear and tear, and we have to work out when is the best time to repair them for motorists. Also if you leave it too long, it can cost more money to bring them back up to standard”.
For some however the repairs happened too late and because of this injuries have occurred. Whether through walking, running, cycling or riding a motorbike, people can suffer serious injury due to the state of the highway.
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.