Roads across the country have once again been significantly impacted by the winter weather. The UK has seen a surge of potholes appearing more and more frequently.
The UK is said to be experiencing a pothole epidemic
Potholes are caused by a structural failure in the road surface. They are usually caused by water in the underlying soil structure, but they can also be caused by continuous traffic passing over the affected area.
Potholes are a major issue for bikers on the roads, especially for bikers and cyclists. Bikers will often risk being flung from their motorcycles by going over them, or risk being hit by swerving around them.
Figures show one in three vehicles are damaged by potholes
The AA recently released figures showing that one in three drivers has had their vehicle damaged by potholes. However, only one in five people reported the potholes.
Potholes can lead to damage to tyres and bodywork, but for motorcyclists, they can be potentially fatal. Bikers rarely consider putting in a claim against the council in respects to unkept road surfaces. As a result of this, many simply don’t try to reclaim the cost of the damage caused to their bike.
SorryMate can help you make a claim
Making a claim against local councils can be a daunting process. However, we can do all the work for you. SorryMate’s dedicated biking solicitors boast years of experience in dealing with motorbike accidents caused by potholes or other types of damage to the road.
If you have been involved in an accident caused by a pothole in the road and wish to make a claim then give us a call or submit a form by clicking here.