Cyclist Awarded £36,850 by Plymouth City Council Following Pothole Crash
The victim was cycling along a Plymouth road when she hit a pothole which forced her off her bike. Her head hit a second pothole which, due to the force of her fall, flipped her over and cracked her neck. She sustained multiple injuries caused by the bike accident.
The client originally instructed a national firm specialising in cycling accidents, however it felt the case had little chance of success and thus refused to take it forward. GA Solicitors undertook thorough and extensive research and had the expertise to develop a strong case.
Plymouth City Council denied breach of statutory duty and, after GA Solicitors took on the case, it was taken to Truro County Court.
The judge found that the Council had breached its statutory duties and that it failed to have an adequate system of inspection. £30,000 of compensation was awarded to the victim.