Pothole Accident Solicitors

Have you had an accident because of a pothole in the road or on a pavement? If so, Slater Heelis could help you to claim compensation.

Councils have a duty to ensure that road surfaces and pavements are safe. But if you have an injury as a result of a pothole accident, you know that councils don’t always comply with that. And you’re not alone – trips, falls, and cycling accidents are a common result of inadequate maintenance.

That’s where Slater Heelis can help. Thanks to our decades of experience in pothole accident claims, we can hold local authorities to account. It means that we could help you claim for physical injury, as well as:

  • Psychological trauma
  • Loss of earnings
  • Bike replacement or repair costs
  • Private medical costs
  • Therapy
  • Value of care provided by family and friends

We have solicitors who specialise in pothole accident claims and pride themselves on their professionalism, efficiency, and friendliness. We’ve always considered it part of our service, and it’s why clients have chosen Slater Heelis for almost 250 years.

While we work on your legal case, we’ll also help you get back to living as normal a life as possible. If you’ve been seriously injured, our specialist rehabilitation team will help you get back up and working again.

Get in touch using this form or call us on 0161 969 3131.

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Clear, Honest Case Assessment

Claiming for pothole injuries should be a simple process, but it’s often complicated by local authorities.

They’ll often challenge claims, drag matters through the courts, and create frustrating disputes.

That’s where out local expertise come in. We have extensive experience in helping people claim for pothole injuries in Sale, Cheshire and Manchester.

We know the roads. We know the councils. We know their process and their codes of conduct. We use that knowledge to accurately assess your case. We use it to give you a reliable opinion of the outcome. And most importantly, we use it to fight for the compensation you’re entitled to.

Local Knowledge & Legal Know-How

Councils receive a lot of claims and they tend to dispute them.

But, we know how the local councils work and the arguments they will put forward. This means that we can present the strongest case possible and anticipate local authorities’ moves ahead of time.

We will take photos and measurements of the accident scene. Together with our in-depth local knowledge, this means that we can reliably report on – and give opinions on – the accident area.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I claim against the council for pothole damage?

Potholes can affect pedestrians and drivers alike. Local authorities and Highways England are legally responsible for ensuring that roads are maintained to a suitable and safe standard. Maintenance and fixing of potholes is included in this.

As such, if you trip over a pothole, or are injured and your vehicle is damaged by a poorly-maintained pothole, you may be able to make a claim. You will need to ensure you have evidence of an injury and the offending pothole in order to back up your case against the authorities.

If you are not injured in any way, but your vehicle is affected, this is a case for your insurance provider.

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Our team of pothole accident specialists are here to guide and support you…

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