Pothole perils in Lincolnshire

It has been reported by the Lincolnite (http://thelincolnite.co.uk/2016/04/lincolnshire-receives-highest-share-of-funds-for-pothole-repairs-in-region/) that Lincolnshire County Council has received over £1.8 million in government funds to repair the county’s roads this year, enough to fill in at least 34,000 potholes.

Nine councils in the East Midlands will receive a share of £5.6 million, helping to remove around 106,000 potholes from local roads during this financial year.

Over 100,000 potholes were filled in and more than 380 roads resurfaced by the County Council in 2015.

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 repair, 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.

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