Driving on Ireland´s roads can be dangerous. Not only do you have to contend with the weather, other drivers and pedestrians, but the condition of the roads in some areas is terrible. Potholes can cause damage to vehicles and create hazards for cyclists and if you are injured due to your mode of transport finding a pothole in a road, you are entitled to claim pothole injury compensation.
A pothole may seem like a minor concern when considering all the potential injuries one can sustain in a car collision or being knocked from a motorbike by a goods vehicle. However, when your vehicle hits a pothole in the road – particularly one which is filled with water – it is unlikely that you have seen it and braced yourself against any resulting impact. Consequently, settlements for pothole injury compensation can be as great, if not more, than for injuries sustained in a road traffic collision.
Making a Pothole Injury Compensation Claim
Once you have sought medical attention for your injuries, you should speak with an experienced personal injury claims solicitor about making a pothole injury compensation claim. Claims for pothole injury compensation are made against the authority responsible for maintaining the road in a safe “roadworthy” condition. A solicitor will advise you to make your pothole injury claim as soon as possible after your accident, as the negligent road authority may repair the road in the intervening period.
Therefore, it is always advisable wherever possible to take photographs of the pothole responsible for your injuries, or get contact details of witnesses who saw your accident, in case evidence has been removed by the time your claim for pothole injury compensation is processed. Your solicitor will advise you on how to support your claim with your own evidence when you submit your application form to the Injuries Board Ireland. He can also explain to you how you can maximise the settlement of pothole injury compensation by claiming for any special damages you may be entitled to.
Free Pothole Injury Claim Advice
If you have been injured in an accident where a vehicle you have been travelling in has hit a pothole, you need comprehensive advice to make the most effective pothole injury compensation claim possible. We have established a free pothole injury claim advice service, which you can call on 1800 911 940 and discuss your case with an experienced personal injury claims solicitor. We will be able to provide you with practical and helpful information about your pothole injury claim and guide you through the process required to ensure you receive a fair and adequate pothole injury compensation settlement.
Our lines are open from 8.00am to 10.00pm, seven days a week, and all the advice we offer about a pothole injury compensation claim comes with no obligation on you to use our services once you have spoken with us. Furthermore, our service is entirely confidential. However, we request that you do not contact our free pothole injury claim advice service if you have already engaged a solicitor, as it is unethical for us to provide second opinions.
Call us now on 1800 911 940 or if you cannot speak now please fill in the form on the left and we will call you back.
Our Promise to You:
- 100% Free pothole injury claim advice
- 100% Practical and helpful information
- 100% No obligation to proceed with a claim
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What You Can Expect When You Call
We have over twenty years of experience of helping clients with personal injury compensation claims, and understand the consequences of sustaining an injury due to something over which you had no control. As well as your physical injury, you could be hurting with the anger that this was allowed to happen, and also be concerned about your short-term financial wellbeing if your injury has meant that you are unable to work.
Therefore, you will find us understanding and sympathetic as you tell us how you sustained your injury, what treatment you received at the time, and how it has affected your quality of life (i.e. – you may not be able to work, drive or performed regular household tasks). This is of particular significance if you are caring for young children, supporting elderly parents or the main income provider for a family.
Using this information, we will ascertain whether you have a pothole injury compensation claim that it is worth your while to pursue, explain the processes involved in maximising the value of your pothole injury claim, and give you an indication of how much pothole injury compensation we would expect you to receive.
We are also happy to answer any questions you may have about claiming pothole injury compensation. We always conclude each initial conversation on our free pothole injury claim advice service by ensuring that you have clearly understood all the advice we have given to you.
You are under no obligation to act on any of our suggestions. However, we advise that you do not delay too long in making the decision to contact our free pothole injury claim advice service. Claims for pothole injury compensation only have a specific period before they become time-barred.
Therefore, we look forward to hearing from you on 1800 911 940 at your earliest opportunity. If now is not a suitable time to speak with us, kindly leave your contact details in the call-back box at the bottom of the page, and one of our experienced personal injury solicitors will get back in touch with you when it is more convenient.