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Pothole Accident Has Significant Impact On Independence

Our client, who uses a three-wheeled walking frame, was walking with her friend when the front wheel of her walking frame dropped into a pothole and fell to the side.

Because it was bin collection day, bins had been put onto the pavement obstructing the path and forcing pedestrians to walk close to the kerb. It was here that the tarmac and pavement had crumbled inwards, forming a large pothole.

Following the fall, our client was hospitalised for about 9 days and had to have modifications made to her home. Prior to the accident she had been very independent, doing her own shopping and gardening, and attending a swimming session once a week. However, the incident had a devastating impact on her lifestyle, forcing her to rely heavily on her daughter for help with daily tasks. She struggles to get in and out of vehicles and suffers pain if she sits for long periods. She was unable to attend her weekly swimming class for 18 months following her hospitalisation.

Our client was awarded £6,000 in compensation for her injuries and the care and support she required following the accident.

If you've been injured in an accident in a public place (such as a street or park), our personal injury lawyers could help you claim compensation. See our Accidents In Public Places Claims page for more information.

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