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Lady VenomLady Venom Posts: 213
edited October 2010 in Campaign
Bad road, wheel stuck in rut unable to recover - bike flipped - I have broken collar bone and wrecked helmet (luckily not head). Where i crashed is horrific condition roadwise and i would need to be near central white line to clear. Am i in a position to sue county council for poor maint of roads??

Sorry for poor post, i am not used to typing with left hand!!

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  • spen666spen666 Posts: 17,709
    Sorry to hear about your accident.

    Before you can be advised sensibly regarding any possible claim, much more information is needed. For example how long was road like that and had it been reported to the relevant highway authority.

    I would suggest you get yourself or someone down to the location of the accident ASAP and get photos of the location and measurements of the defect etc.

    You really need to get proper legal advice from a specialist firm of accident lawyers. Most will deal with case on a no win no fee basis.

    Try Russel Jones & Walker (used by CTC)
    Alison French at Bikeline
    or another specialist firm.

    Do not confuse solicitors with claims management firms. Do not use a claims management firm.


    PS Get well soon
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  • Lady VenomLady Venom Posts: 213
    Thanks for the advice. Had a drive by today, it has white spray marks on so poss already reported. Will get pix tomorrow.
  • spen666spen666 Posts: 17,709
    That sounds helpful. Make sure to get measurement of size , depth etc of defects
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  • To add to Spen666's advice, please make sure the photos do not just show the defect, but also show exactly where it is in relation to its surrounding area.

    I encounter too many instances of 'nice' defect photos but the defects could be anywhere.
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  • briantrumpetbriantrumpet Posts: 5,130
    I made the mistake of phoning the council when I ruined a car wheel in a pothole, asking if could claim. I told them where the pothole was. Curiously, the next day, it had gone. "What pothole?" So yes, photographs, with something for scale, asap.
  • spen666spen666 Posts: 17,709
    To add to Spen666's advice, please make sure the photos do not just show the defect, but also show exactly where it is in relation to its surrounding area.

    I encounter too many instances of 'nice' defect photos but the defects could be anywhere.

    that was what I meant! Good to make it clear
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