Potholes are one of the most common pet hates for all drivers in the country. Road and pavement defects do not stop at potholes, they can also include hazards such as raised manhole covers or drains.
Local Authorities have a duty to maintain roads under the Roads (Scotland) Act 1984 and action any defects that are a risk to the public.
What should you do if you suffer an injury due to a road or pavement defect?
- contact your local council and report the defect
- measure the defect
- take pictures of the defect with the measurement in the picture (you can use a coin next to the defect)
- call a personal injury solicitor who specialises in claims involving road defects.
How we can help
If you have sustained an injury in an accident and you think you may have a claim, please contact us to discuss the matter on 0800 988 8082 or complete our online enquiry form and a member of our team will get back to you right away