1. A guide on how to take photos of defects or potholes. You can also download the information and photos below in a PDF.
Take a photograph showing the direction you approached the defect that caused your accident. See example above.
Take a depth or height measurement to show how high the defect sinks down or raises above the natural level of the path. If you don’t have a ruler for height/width you can use a 50 pence coin, which is approximately 1 inch.
If the defect is a pothole it could be advisable to bridge the defect as the above photo shows. This is how to prove its actual depth. Please try to show the actual measurement on the ruler or tape measure.
If possible please try and take a couple of shots from around the defect, showing where it is situated on the pathway. This way it is easy for us to relate to the location of the defect when speaking with the defendant.
Once you have taken the photos you can email photos to Martin@mannerspimblett.co.uk, MMS or WhatsApp them to 07751795367. If you want to post them to us our address is 4 London Road North, Poynton, Cheshire. SK12 1QZ.