1. Dear Neil, The County Council still has a liability to the motorist, your wife, regardless of the actions of their sub-contractor. Whilst, the County Council will be able to claim an indemnity against Balfour Beatty for failing to erect the signs, this does not avoid the County Council's own liability to your wife. However, should you not be able to reach agreement with Balfour Beatty, you can still sue the County Council for the damages caused to your car and its burst tyres. Ultimately, the County council is still responsible to a motorist for the failures of its sub-contractors.
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