Freeclaim Solicitors: Accidents Involving Potholes Set to Increase as Severe Weather Impacts on Condition of Roads

Many parts of Britain have been battered by stormy weather conditions since the turn of the year, and one of the after-effects of this extreme weather is an ever-increasing level of potholes littering the road surfaces.


United Kingdom – WEBWIRE – Friday, March 14, 2014

If you have suffered illness or injury as a pedestrian, cyclist, motorcyclist or driver thanks to a pothole-related road accident, you could be entitled to claim for compensation.

Many parts of Britain have been battered by stormy weather conditions since the turn of the year, and one of the after-effects of this extreme weather is an ever-increasing level of potholes littering the road surfaces.

One of the biggest-hit areas was Devon, which suffered one of the wettest Januarys on record. It is feared that the heavy rainfall Devon has experienced in recent weeks will set the number of potholes in the region skyrocketing.

Devon County Council has revealed that they have already repaired nearly 400 potholes since the start of the year. If this rate continues, the number of potholes that they repair this year could massively eclipse the 17,500 potholes the council was faced with in 2012.

It is not just in Devon that potholes are causing havoc on the roads. The A49 Wigan Road in Euxton, Lancashire has deteriorated to a “dangerous” condition as a result of potholes, and has even had a 20mph speed limit placed upon it during busy school hours.

Potholes are becoming an ever-growing danger on Britain’s roads, and it is likely that with so many untreated potholes, road accidents are bound to happen. Councils and the Highways Agency are responsible for carrying out regular checks to identify any potholes or other defects and repair them within a reasonable time. Where the authorities fail to do so, they can be held liable for accidents and injuries.

If you have suffered illness or injury as a pedestrian, cyclist, motorcyclist or driver thanks to a pothole-related road accident, you could be entitled to claim for compensation.

Freeclaim Solicitors has been handling road accident compensation claims for over 25 years. With an expert team of specialist personal injury solicitors, clients are provided with impartial legal advice regarding their specific case. What’s more, Freeclaim solicitors can guide clients throughout the complete compensation process, making the experience stress free for you.

The firm has been recommended by the prestigious Legal 500, as well as having membership of the Law Society’s Personal Injury Panel, the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL) and Headway’s Brain Injuries Association Personal Injury Solicitors List, amongst others.

If you or a loved one has been involved in a road accident that was caused by potholes in the roads, and you are looking to seek compensation for your injuries, contact Freeclaim Solicitors today to speak to one of our personal injury lawyers. To find out more about how we can help you with your claim, visit the Freeclaim Solicitors website at http://www.freeclaim.co.uk/. 


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