Injury Compensation News

Man Awarded Cyclist Fall in Pothole Injury Compensation

March 13, 2012

A man, who sustained arm and wrist injuries after falling from his bicycle when hitting a pothole in the road, has won his claim for cyclist fall in pothole injury compensation against his local council.

James Tarrant (62) from Windsor, Buckinghamshire, was cycling on his way to work early one morning in October 2008 when his bicycle fell into a pothole which had formed adjacent to a manhole cover on Bangor Road, Iver. In addition to picking up arm and wrist injuries, James also had to undergo dental treatment to have a tooth extracted as a result of his accident.

After seeking legal counsel, James made a fell in pothole injury compensation claim against Buckinghamshire County Council, alleging that the road was in a bad state of disrepair and, although he had his bicycle lights on, the road was so poorly lit that he only saw the hazard when it was too late to take evasive action.

After conducting their own investigation into the accident, Buckinghamshire County Council admitted liability for James´ injuries and awarded him 4,191 pounds for cyclist fall in pothole compensation to account for his pain and suffering and the cost of dental treatment.

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