If you’ve been injured whilst out and about, a public liability claim can be made. For example, if you’ve tripped on a pothole or defect in the road or pavement, a claim can be made to the local authority responsible for the area.
Claims of this type can be difficult as the local authority will have a defence if they can show that they regularly inspect the area.
There are also certain criteria that defects or potholes have to meet before the local authority is under a duty to repair them. Defects in the road have to be 40mm deep and defects in the pavement have to be 20mm deep. It is therefore very helpful if you are able to go back to the accident scene and measure the depth of the defect.
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