Driving on the highway, despite your best efforts, is inherently dangerous. The situation is made more problematic by the presence of road defects, including potholes. Municipalities have a responsibility to prevent or repair these flaws because they have the potential to cause or worsen the effects of motor vehicle accidents. Driving over a pothole can cause a motorist to lose control of his or her vehicle or may inflict significant physical damage upon the automobile.
If you have been harmed, be it physically or financially, in an accident as the result of a neglected public road then you may be entitled to pursue financial compensation through a civil lawsuit. Contact a Delaware personal injury attorney of Morris James, LLP, at 302-655-2599 to learn more about you legal rights and options.
Every year a portion of your tax dollars is allocated for the construction and maintenance of public roads. However, it is all too often the case that problems are not resolved in a timely manner, creating an unnecessary public safety hazard. If you have been harmed in an accident caused or influenced by a pothole, you may be able to recover compensation for:
- Medical bills
- Lost wages
- Vehicle repair or replacement costs
- Pain and suffering
If you or someone you care about has been the victim of an accident as the result of a poorly maintained roadway, we would like to help. Contact the Delaware highway defect lawyers of Morris James, LLP, at 302-655-2599 to discuss your situation with a compassionate and dedicated attorney.