Pages On: Pothole Injuries
Potholes are a blight on road users and pedestrians alike. Not only can they damage our property, they can cause serious injuries in the form of trip and fall accidents. Most councils have their own criteria for assessing the need to fill potholes. However, budget constraints can play a hand in the maintenance of them. If a council has overlooked a significant pothole that has caused you injury, you may be entitled to claim personal injury compensation from them — if they are liable for the accident.
Posted: 1 August 2014
Posted in: Medical Negligence, Pothole Injuries, Road Traffic Accidents
An ambulance in Neath was stuck for four hours with a patient onboard. The ambulance had picked up the patient from a back lane in Neath when it became stuck in a “precarious position” before being hauled free four hours later. A second ambulance came to take the patient to hospital while the ambulance had to await the assistance of a tractor to haul it out. The accident happened on the way to the Morriston Hospital after an ambulance was sent for a woman that was seriously ill and required immediate…Read More
Posted: 11 June 2014
Posted in: Bicycle Accidents, Head & Brain Injuries, Knee Injury, Pothole Injuries, Road Traffic Accidents
A cyclist is suing Gwynedd council for £50,000 damages after his bike hit a pothole in 2009. 56-year-old Melvyn Griffiths from Blaenau Ffestiniog was left with serious head injuries and broken bones after he was thrown over the handlebars of his bike when it hit a pothole. After his bid for damages was rejected last year, he has been granted permission to challenge this decision. He is now due to argue his case before three of the country’s most senior judges at the Court of Appeal in London. It was…Read More