Its worth looking atÂ http://www.ukroadsliaisongroup.org/roads/code_of_practice.htmÂ – here you will see theÂ current code of practice and the “Well Maintained Highways” guidelines councils need to adhere to- if not then you have a claim- if they have- forget it!Â
Last yearÂ payouts by local authorities to road users in 2012 ranged from Â£8m in north-west England to just Â£0.1m in the East Midlands- according to WHICH?
You have a claim ifÂ a pothole hasÂ been reported. Section 58 of the Highways Act 1980 provides councils with a statutory defence if they can show that reasonable care was taken to Âsecure that the part of the highway to which the action relates was not dangerous to trafficÂ.Â
This means…..”you were told about it but did nothing. I’m going to sue”