With only a few days to go until the biggest cycling race of the year, the Tour de France, starts in Yorkshire; it has been revealed that councils throughout England are to share £168 million worth of government funding, to fix potholes.
It is estimated that the fund will help to fix and prevent three million potholes within England over the next year; and the announcement that councils are to share the government fund, comes after various reports over recent months of cyclists being injured following accidents involving potholes.
One recent report has revealed how one cyclist is suing his local council for £50,000 after suffering broken bones, head injuries and damage to his teeth after hitting a pothole and losing control of his bike.
Meanwhile, in a separate incident, another cyclist in Epson suffered a fractured jaw, broken ribs and was knocked unconscious, when he was thrown by his bike after hitting a pothole – with the injuries sustained resulting in the injured party being required to spend a number of days in hospital.
It is believed that road defects, such as potholes, result in more serious injuries to cyclists than accidents with vehicles; and as experienced personal injury solicitors, we are able to help those cyclists who have been injured in an accident, receive the compensation they deserve.
Our experienced solicitors will help the injured party receive the compensation they are entitled to, if it can be proven that the accident was the fault of another road user.
To find out how we can help you, contact us today.