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Who Is Liable for Damage Caused by Potholes?


Seeking the Compensation You Deserve

You’re driving calmly along the highway or in your Nassau County neighborhood and suddenly find yourself on the side of the road wondering what the heck your car just ran over. It’s a situation we too often endure here in Nassau County. Not only are you shaken, but there is likely damage to your personal property, or you may have even been injured or involved in an accident.

It’s natural for many to assume that an accident caused by a pothole is not really anyone’s fault. It wasn’t your fault, and it wasn’t the fault of another driver, but that doesn’t mean fault can’t be placed.

It’s up to our government agencies to keep our roads safe, and if you’ve suffered injuries or damage to your personal property as a result of one, call a Nassau County personal injury lawyer today at (516) 628-6402 to make a claim against the city or county.

In recent years, Nassau County Executive Edward P. Mangano has made efforts to resolve these potholes, such as developing a hotline designated solely to the reporting of them, but they remain an issue. This reporting system is a great tool for putting on record that the pothole is a danger, and having the report on the record will help us pursue the county for your damages.

Just like any premises liability case, say one in which you fell as a result of a slippery surface that the staff refused to indicate to the visitors of the establishment, if they had reasonable awareness of the hazard and failed to make efforts to fix it or warn of the potential danger, they are liable for your injuries or damages. My firm will investigate the pothole and uncover whether or not it touched the county’s office.

You deserve compensation for damages suffered if the incident is not your fault, regardless of whether the at-fault party is another individual, corporation, or government body.

Call (516) 628-6402 to take charge of the situation and seek the compensation you deserve.

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