Potholes pose a threat to the safety of motorists and can cause significant damage to their vehicles. Repairing potholes properly and promptly is typically the responsibility of a municipal agency, or, in the case of private roads, the property owner. Accordingly, when they fail to eliminate these hazards and accidents result, those parties may be found to be legally liable for the consequences.
If you have been hurt or suffered property damage in an incident involving a pothole, we may be able to help you to pursue financial compensation to address the resulting expenses. Contact the St. Louis pothole lawyers of the Finney Law Office by calling 314-646-0300 to further discuss your injury claim options with a legal advisor.
The Effects of Potholes
Potholes arise due to the interaction of a variety of factors. However, these defects are particularly common in areas that see strong weather variations. St. Louis and much of the Midwest can see hot summers and icy, cold winters, making potholes a common feature of area roadways. The following problems may occur because of potholes on the roads:
- Tire blowout
- Wheel or suspension damage
- Loss of control over a motor vehicle causing a car accident
- Neck injuries due to violent jarring motions
A driver may lose control over their vehicle because of these defects even if the pothole does not burst a tire. This can cause otherwise preventable accidents that may, in turn, produce severe injuries.
Contact Us – 314-646-0300
If you or someone you love has been injured because of a pothole, a civil lawsuit against a negligent municipal agency can help you to obtain the financial compensation that you need to address medical bills, vehicle repair costs, and other relevant damages. Contact the St. Louis pothole attorneys of the Finney Law Office today at 314-646-0300.