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What Happens If I’m Hurt After Hitting a Pothole?

What Happens If I’m Hurt After Hitting a Pothole?

We hear about various causes of accidents all of the time. Drunk drivers, fatigued driving, distractions, or simply reckless behavior. While these are all valid reasons a car accident can occur, not many people think about accidents caused by a situation that doesn’t even involve another vehicle.

Unfortunately, these types of situations occur more often than we think and one of the more common causes? Potholes in the road. These can damage vehicles and send the driver out of control, resulting in serious injuries in the event of a crash.

How Do Potholes Cause Crashes?

Potholes are far too common. They’re often caused by a high amount of traffic on the roads, large trucks, and weather. This causes large holes, often a few inches deep, right in the middle of the road where the tires make contact the most.

The dip can damage tires to the point of causing a blowout, which can send the driver out of control. If that happens, especially on occupied roads, the vehicle can collide with others or traffic signs, trees, or any other stationary items nearby.

Who Is Responsible?

Proving liability in these types of cases can often be complex because of the legal problems. However, if it can be shown that the organization responsible for the roads—typically a city or municipality or company who laid the road—knew of the pothole but did nothing to fix it, they may be held responsible for any injuries sustained.

There are many steps that must be taken in order to prove liability. As such, having a strong and experienced Houston auto accident lawyer on your side is imperative. You must take action to protect your rights and get the help you need to seek compensation.

At The Daspit Law Firm, we are truly committed to the rights and best interests of our clients. They deserve to have the advocacy necessary to focus on their recovery while their representation handles the legal matters. This is what you get with our team.

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