Can you claim for an accident caused by a poorly maintained Southport road

Unfortunately, many of the roads we use around Southport have been left in poor condition due to bad weather and insufficient upkeep. From large potholes to broken road signs, these can lead to road accidents that cause pain and injury to those involved. If you have experience this, you may be able to claim compensation with the assistance of a personal injury solicitor.

Injuries caused by driving on bad roads can be a difficult area in which to make a claim. Road controllers, which are usually the local authority, are obliged to keep the roads maintained so that they are safe to use. However, in a lot of circumstances they are not considered to be liable for a faulty road. Nevertheless, you may be able to claim compensation if you are able to demonstrate that the road controllers were unable to keep the road at a safe and usable standard.

The challenge is that you have to prove that there was a fault with the road. Regardless of whether it was a pothole, faulty road sign or insufficient lighting you will have to demonstrate that the local authority neglected to amend a problem. You will have to prove beyond all measure of doubt that the road was at fault as opposed to the driver. Some things you can do to help your case are take photographs of the fault and get the contact details of people who witnessed the incident that left you injured. These could eventually be very helpful if you make a claim.

If you have suffered an injury because of an accident caused by the road, the next important thing to do is make a claim as soon as you can. Delaying the process only serves to weaken your case. Get in touch with one of our solicitors here at Magnus Legal and we will be able to immediately get to work on your claim if we believe you have a case.

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