May 19, 2024

How Do I Recover Compensation for a Crash Caused by a Pothole?

If you’re hit by another driver, you typically know who’s responsible for your car accident. Unfortunately, not every case is so simple. For instance, you might have encountered a road hazard and lost control of your vehicle. But how do you recover compensation for an accident caused by a pothole or other road hazard?

Fortunately, you have a chance to recover the compensation you deserve when a pothole causes your accident. However, it can be tough to determine who’s responsible for your accident if you don’t have an experienced lawyer on your side.

If you’re not sure where to begin with your auto crash claim, reach out for help. The right car accident lawyer can help you understand your legal case and get the full compensation you deserve.

Who’s Responsible?

When you’re injured in a car accident, understanding who’s responsible is essential if you’re going to file a lawsuit. New York is a no-fault state, which means you’ll have the chance to simply file with your insurance company and avoid filing a lawsuit. However, serious injuries may need to be taken into the tort system, meaning you’ll need to file an injury claim against the responsible party.

If you were injured because of a pothole, the responsible party will likely be those who let these dangerous conditions remain. Government road authorities are responsible for repairing the roads and making sure that driving conditions are as safe as possible. Unfortunately, they don’t always do so, neglecting major potholes that lead to severe crashes.

If this is the case, your auto collision attorney will investigate the scene and speak with any witnesses who might have seen the crash. We’ll gather the evidence that can prove that a government road authority was the responsible party.

Compensation for a Pothole Crash

Sadly, you might have suffered some severe injuries because of your accident. That means you may be struggling to get the full compensation you’re owed. Fortunately, you’ll have a chance to determine the full value of those damages with a lawyer on your side. We can help you recover full compensation for your economic and non-economic damages.

When you’ve suffered through a crash, you might be thinking mainly about your economic damages, or the financial losses you’ve suffered because of your accident. These damages can become expensive quickly, so you and your attorney should keep track of what expenses you have incurred.

But make sure you’re getting you non-economic damages, or intangible losses, too. These damages cover the emotional and mental trauma of a wreck, but because they’re non-financial, they can be difficult to assign a monetary value to. The good news is that an attorney can help with that.

Get Help when a Pothole Causes an Accident

When you’ve been injured in a single-car crash because of a pothole, it may be frustrating and confusing to seek the compensation you’re owed. Fortunately, help is available.

When you need help, reach out to the auto accident lawyers at Greenstein & Milbauer, LLP. Starting with a free consultation, we’ll discuss your crash and show you how we can help you recover.

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