Atlanta Pothole Lawyers
Potholes are always annoying, but sometimes they are also extremely dangerous. Driving over a pronounced pothole can cause serious damage to your vehicle. The consequences can be immediate or might take some time. In either case, they can result in dangerous accidents.
It’s no secret that Atlanta’s roads are not always smooth, but it is the city’s responsibility to at least keep the roads safe enough for drivers. If you were hurt in an accident after hitting a pothole, the city might be responsible. The Atlanta pothole lawyers at Ausband & Dumont can help you to fight the city for leaving potholes unchecked and endangering your vehicle and life.
Dangers of Potholes
When the city fails to repair potholes, your car can become a danger to you and those around you through no fault of your own. Here are some of the consequences of hitting a serious pothole:
- Loss of steering control: A pothole can turn your tires off course, turning the steering wheel against your will and causing you to drive into cars or other objects, or even to spin out of control.
- Tire puncture: A pothole with a jagged edge can puncture your tire, causing it to lose air. If the tire loses air rapidly, it will blow out, and you may lose control of the vehicle.
- Rim damage: If a pothole impacts the rim of your tire, it can cause serious damage. If the rim explodes, it can cause a tire blowout.
- Steering system damage: If a pothole misdirects one of your tires, it can misalign your steering system, making it difficult or impossible to steer your car safely.
Paying for damage to your car can be difficult enough, but in many cases, these problems can keep you from getting your car off the road and can cause an accident almost instantly. In these cases, instead of maintaining safe roads for its citizens, the city may have put them in serious danger.
At Ausband & Dumont, our Atlanta road defect lawyers have experience fighting the city over accidents caused by negligence to roads. Whoever was responsible for leaving the dangerous pothole that caused your accident on the road, we can increase your chances of holding them accountable. If you or someone you love was hurt in an accident caused in full or in part by a pothole, contact the Atlanta pothole lawyers at Ausband & Dumont by calling (404) 812-0051 today.