Although the local authority is usually responsible for maintaining the roads, it does not necessarily mean that they will automatically be liable for any injury caused by any unsafe road condition. To make a personal injury claim, you would need to prove that they failed to take reasonable steps to keep people safe from the unsafe road condition. You must prove that:
- They failed to carry out a regular inspection and maintenance program.
- They were aware of a significant fault but did nothing about it within a reasonable time.
If you are successful in proving the above mentioned points, you may make a personal injury claim. However, if you contributed to the accident by driving too fast, your claim is less likely to succeed.