Pothole Injuries in Illinois

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Millions of individuals travel on roadways, streets, highways, and other thoroughfares throughout the state on an annual basis. Most major roadways are paved and meet standards that will facilitate the ease of travel. However, many drivers articulate anger and frustration around the conditions of the roads. This is because many drives are stranded each year due to pesky potholes that cause their tires to succumb to the deteriorating conditions present on roadways. The most common types of problems that arise from potholes are bent rims and the deflation of tires. Although most individuals experience only minor complications with potholes, others can be severely injured in an accident involving a pothole. If you or your loved one has been injured in an accident or incident, contact Newland & Newland, LLP today for a risk-free initial consultation.

Causes of Potholes

Potholes occur for a variety of reasons, but are bound to occur over an extended period of time. Once a road is paved, thousands of vehicles travel on the road, which causes the roads to deteriorate from normal wear and tear. In addition, weather conditions take a toll on the road and shorten the timeframe in which road conditions worsen. The cold winters throughout the state, along with the snow and ice that develops on the roadways require heavy machinery and salt to combat dangerous travel. While these methods are important, they are harsh on the road. Once a minor pothole develops, improper maintenance or the lack of maintenance causes the pothole to lengthen and deepen over time. This is when the conditions become most dangerous, as most vehicles cannot handle driving over deep potholes and drivers face the potential of losing control of their vehicles.

Who is Most at Risk?

Anyone is at risk of an accident if his or her vehicle collides with a pothole. Many times, the impact of driving over a pothole causes the vehicle operator to lose control of the vehicles. While anyone is at risk of an accident when his or her vehicle encounters a pothole, motorcyclists are the most at risk from potholes present on the roadways. Given the design of motorcycles, the wheels are often narrower and cannot usually recover from impact with a pothole. In some cases, the driver is thrown from the vehicle and sustains serious injuries. Regardless of the type of transportation, if you or your loved one suffers from an accident or injury as a result of a motor vehicle accident, you need a lawyer to assist you in an action against the responsible party.

Contact Newland & Newland, LLP

Newland & Newland, LLP can assist you or your loved one with filing and obtaining monetary relief for a personal injury claim in the state of Illinois. Our attorneys know how to effectively handle your medical malpractice claim. If you or your loved one has been injured as a result of an incident of medical negligence, you deserve compensation. Contact an experienced attorney at Newland & Newland, LLP for the first step in determining your rights to relief. During the initial consultation, we will gather the facts and circumstances related to a claim and develop a course of action. For a no-risk initial consultation, contact us today to schedule an appointment in one of our offices located in Arlington Heights, Chicago, Libertyville, and Cary.

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