One of the most common, yet clearly avoidable, causes of road traffic accidents are those injuries which result from poorly maintained roads. As with any accident that wasn’t your fault, road traffic accident claims due to badly maintained roads usually warrant a compensation claim with an experienced personal injury solicitor. If you have experienced an accident that wasn’t your fault due to bumpy roads, uncovered potholes, or badly signposted routes, you may be able to make a no win, no fee claim for road traffic accident compensation with us.
Speak to one of our experienced compensation claims advisors (at no charge to you) today on 01204 521133 or on live chat for a consultation. Or, complete one of our claims forms or use our Compensation Calculator, and we’ll be in touch as soon as possible.
When Can I Make A Poorly Maintained Road Accident Compensation Claim?
If you sustain serious injury due to a road that has been improperly maintained, whether due to poor signposting, bumpy or slippy surfacing or uncovered hazards, you can make a compensation claim as the accident wasn’t your fault in the eyes of the law. The responsibility to maintain roads properly is that of public services, and usually falls under the duties of the local council. However, past cases have seen roads in the possession of some other agency or a private body. A professional road traffic accident solicitor can help determine where responsibility lies. In all cases, make sure you are quick to pursue a prospective claim. There is usually a three-year time limit after the wrongdoing has occurred for you to make a compensation claim. Our solicitors can provide expert poorly maintained road claim advice in a free consultation to help put your mind at ease.
Are Claims Due To Poorly Maintained Roads Always Possible?
Sadly, claiming due to an improperly maintained road surface is not always possible. The law requires the owners to keep roads for public use in a good state, but they are not expected to be perfect. A successful case requires proof firstly that the condition of the road was unsafe at the time of the accident, and second, that it was the danger present on the road which caused the accident. This can be very difficult to do, and certainly requires the expertise of an experienced road traffic accident solicitor, competent in handling cases involving roads in bad repair. You should collect as much evidence as possible, sooner rather than later. This may involve taking pictures of the accident location and the defect in the road, from as many angles as possible. It is also worth considering whether there were any relevant witnesses around at the time of your accident.
How Much Poorly Maintained Road Surfaces Compensation Will I Receive?
The amount of compensation paid out – not just in badly maintained road claims, but in all road traffic accident claims – is dependent on the circumstances and evidence of that particular instance. Common factors which have an influence on how much you are paid depend on the speed you were travelling at the time of the accident, the extent of the road damage, the amount of witnesses and your prior driving record.
Are Poorly Maintained Road Surfaces Claims No Win, No Fee?
Yes. At Asons Solicitors, we wanted to take the risk out of making an accident claim for all of our clients, allowing everyone an access to justice. When claiming with us, you will find no upfront fees or unexpected costs, and no risk of paying the expenses of the defending side. Before any legal proceedings are undertaken, your road traffic accident claim will be considered by our expert personal injury solicitors. You will be told whether your case can proceed on a no win, no fee basis.
Why Choose Asons For My Road Traffic Accident Claim?
If you have suffered an accident due to a badly maintained road surface, there are two main reasons you should get in touch with an experienced personal injury solicitor. Firstly, poorly maintained road surface accident claims will be vigourously defended by the council involved. Expert legal help is essential to understand the law and forge a winning case with the evidence. Secondly, if you have been the victim of an accident due to poor maintenance of a road surface, you can live without the responsibility of requesting documents from the police and insurance companies to get a solid case together. Successful cases require a huge amount of dedicated work. Asons’ legal professionals are here to do the work for you. They will work to secure the compensation results that will put right what went wrong in the accident.