How Do Potholes Cause Accidents?

 Potholes are dangerous for all road users, but even more so for bikers. Damaged and neglected roads can lead to losing control of a motorcycle, collisions with other road users or even falling off the bike altogether. Even when taking evasive action to avoid said potholes, motorcyclists are being put in danger. Should you have an accident on your motorcycle due to a pothole causing any of the below, you may have a claim:

  • Losing control of your motorcycle

  • Falling off your motorcycle

  • Taking evasive action

If you are still unsure as to whether you have a claim, feel free to contact our team today. We can offer:

  • Pothole Motorcycle injury solicitors
  • Senior experts in all kinds of motorcycle accidents 
  • 30 years winning personal injury cases
  • Keep 100% of your settlement 
  • Scottish-based law firm 

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    We Can Help Your Pothole Accident Claim

    Motorcycle Accident Claims Scotland (MACS) can provide specialist legal advice and support for motorcyclists, following accidents of all kinds – including those caused by potholes. Our team of professional legal minds can offer effective solutions and bespoke advice to suit your circumstances. This can help to lift any burden on you, offering comprehensive assistance with any motorbike repairs, injuries sustained and necessary financial assistance for resulting losses, following a pothole accident. Get the motorcycle injury compensation you deserve with MAC Scotland now.

     In a bid to recover any losses for yourself, we can file a claim on your behalf with any third party insurance company. If you are still a MACS client when we settle the case, you will receive 100% of the previously agreed upon settlement money directly.

    If a pothole leads directly to an accident, or if you need to take evasive action, leading to injury and damage, you will be entitled to claim.

    The authority who are for the time being the highway authority for a highway maintainable at the public expense are under a duty, subject to subsections (2) and (4), to maintain the highway.”

    The Highways Act 1980

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     I’ve Hit a Pothole – Can I Claim?

    In the event that an accident is directly caused by a pothole, or moving to avoid one, you are entitled to make a claim…

    The general maintenance of roads are the responsibility of the local authority within which they are located. In situations within which accidents are directly caused by damage to these roads, it can be claimed that said local authority has failed in their duty and thus are responsible in the eyes of the law.

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    Frequently asked questions

    After an accident what should I do?

    Contact the police and emergency services, or have someone else do it for you, to report an accident and get any necessary medical treatment. You should then contact your insurance provider and obtain legal advice from ourselves (MACS). Browse the website for further details on exactly what you should do following an accident.

    Do you provide a free consultation service?

    Has an accident caused you an injury? Call us now on 0333 2100 200. We are happy to assist you by providing a free, no-obligation consultation.

    Can MACS arrange a home or hospital visit to discuss my options?

    Yes, we can. If you find yourself incapacitated following an accident, or if you prefer to meet in person, we would be more than happy to do this for you.

    What can I claim for?

    Have you been in a motorcycle accident? You can claim for any losses, injuries or damages with MACS.

     

    Who are MACS?

    A dedicated team of motorcycle injury solicitors with significant expertise dealing with all different kinds of motorcycle accident claims. MACS is a trading name of the long-established and respected Scottish law firm Gildeas.

    Can MACS arrange treatment to assist with my recovery?

    Yes. We are able to arrange for you to discuss your injuries with one of our many professional rehabilitation providers. 

    How our experts can help you

    Free Initial Consultation

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    More accident types

    There are many varied types of motorcycle accidents. Below you will find four of the most common accidents experienced by bikers. Click an accident type for more relevant information.