As a cyclist, the dangers of the roads are often all too clear, with many cyclists commenting on the need for safer cycle routes to protect riders from traffic. However, along with other vehicles being a potential hazard for cyclists, so are potholes.
This week, it has been reported that a cyclist from Hereford suffered a broken elbow and multiple cuts to his face and head, after being thrown off his bike, when he hit a pothole.
According to reports, the cyclist was travelling down hill at the time of the incident, and due to the speed, when he hit the pothole, he was thrown from his bike suffering the injuries – which required a three hour operation.
In a separate incident, also reported this week, a teenage cyclist suffered a broken collarbone, possible fractured cheekbone and deep cuts to his face; when his bike hit a pothole during a charity race.
Previously it has been suggested that the total number of personal injury compensation claims made by cyclists, following accidents caused by potholes, exceeded £20 million in 2012.
As personal injury solicitors we are aware of the potential injury risks potholes cause to cyclists and other road users; which is why we are on hand to provide honest, impartial and tailored personal injury advice to those who have been injured on the UK’s roads.
Our personal injury solicitors will listen to your claim, before advising on whether we can assist you in making a personal injury claim against the local authority if the accident was due to their negligence.
To find out if we can assist you, contact us today.