Defective Roads

Defective Roads

Bikers trust our specialist solicitors. We have been successfully taking on local authorities and others on behalf of injured motorcyclists for more than 20 years.

Bikers are among the most vulnerable road users and all of us know the consequences of hitting a pothole or sunken drain cover. In addition to the inevitable damage to your bike or scooter, severe injuries can be sustained. When RSS handles your claim, we make sure all of your losses are covered, including damage to your bike, medical expenses, injury awards and loss of earnings.

The good news is that the law is on your side. If a road or highway is being looked after out of public money, then there is a duty imposed upon the responsible authority — usually the Council or appropriate maintaining authority — to keep that highway in good repair. They must also make sure that all road furniture, including bollards, signs and lights are kept in good working order and do not pose a risk to bikers and others.

Motorcyclists: Defective Road Claim Solicitors Representing Bikers Nationwide

Councils and other authorities defend these cases vigorously. If they can show that they operated a reasonable system of inspection, your claim for compensation may be in trouble. At RSS, our job is to establish that the relevant authority failed in its duty to you. We do this by:

  • Speaking to witnesses
  • Interviewing local residents who may know how long the hole or other defect existed
  • Their records to see if complaints have previously been made about the condition of your accident site
  • Councils have to keep a record of any complaints made about the surface of their road SO if you see a pothole or a defect in the road REPORT IT – this should get the road repaired but if it doesn’t, and a fellow biker is injured as a result, then you will have helped him or her in bringing a successful case against that highway authority.

Contact Us

If you have had an accident because of a badly maintained road, contact us. We offer free consultations and encourage you to call in to us at any time if you need advice about any aspect of your claim. Call 0208 246 4900 or contact us online.