Potholes and other road defects can cause serious, and, in some cases, fatal injuries to cyclists on the roads.
According to the Department for Transport, 397 people have been killed or seriously injured while cycling due to a pothole or other road defect since 2007. This figure is based on accidents reported to the police, but it's likely to actually be much higher as many accidents don't get reported.
What to do if you are involved in a cycling accident
If you experience a cycling accident caused by a pothole or other road defect, there are five steps to follow to ensure you have the best chance of securing compensation for any injuries. Read this and keep it in mind so you are prepared should the worst happen.