Cycling Injuries – Pothole and Faulty Road Surface Compensation Claims
This is quite common in Cyprus. If you have been injured whilst riding your bike due to a pothole, you may be able to make a claim for compensation.
Neglect and poor maintenance of the roads with a combination of vehicle override with extreme weather conditions can make our roads in Cyprus hazardous for cyclists as potholes develop.
With the cost of properly maintaining our roads and the attempt of government and municipalities to keep costs down it is not difficult to understand why municipalities and local authorities sometimes fail to discharge their duties to maintain roads up to standard. Our experience demonstrates that a significant percentage of cycling accidents is due to potholes and faulty roads.
While local authorities may seek to argue in Court that they have met their duty to inspect and maintain the road to a satisfactory standard, where a cyclist has been injured due to faulty roads we will often be able to demonstrate to the Court that this duty was not met adequately.
Document Your Cycling Pothole Claim
If you have been injured as a result of a pothole on the road whilst cycling it is very important that you do the following,
- Note the location of the accident - take a measurement of the pothole, including the depth and its position in the road in relation to the kerb, also make a note of any other road defects in the surrounding area.
- Take photographs as soon as possible to show the measurement (a sense of scale), also take other pictures to try to give an idea of its position in the road.
- Take more photographs of the damage to your bike and any injuries you have sustained.
- Report the pothole to the local authority, usually the local municipality.
Usual Defence of Municipalities
Even though this sounds simple, cycling compensation claims involving potholes can be extremely complex on the matter of proving liability. From our experience municipality will usually argue in Court that they had an adequate system of inspection and maintenance in place and as such discharged their legal duty. Very often therefore the success of your claim will be down to the diligence work and experience of the lawyer handling your claim.
Start Your No Win no Fee Claim for Compensation Today
In this area of the law we work with cyclist clients that have suffered injuries due to faulty roads with the sole purpose of safeguarding their rights and claim on their behalf the maximum attainable compensation. We have assisted many victims of road traffic accidents to get the compensation they deserve. Our office has secured for many road traffic accident victims fair compensation for their continued medical care, the loss of their income and the pain and suffering they have endured due to the negligence of others.
Call us today at our law office in Nicosia at +357 22 020130 or email us for a free assessment of your road traffic accident case. If you are unable to visit us at our office we may arrange for a home or hospital visit.
Our law office is in Nicosia and we take on cases and appear before all district Courts in all cities of Cyprus, Nicosia, Limassol, Larnaca, Famagusta and Pafos.
We do not charge for the initial consultation. The decision of whether you wish to proceed is entirely yours. We will advise as to the merits of your case, the chances of success and the amount you may expect as compensation. We offer no win no fee funding agreements which means there is no financial risk to you.