Potholes are a Major Cause of Car Accidents in NYC

Posted on December 7, 2018 in

It is no secret that NYC streets are littered with potholes with varying degrees of depth and width. Hitting a pothole “head-on” with an automobile can be dangerous and may even cause a flat tire. Swerving to avoid a pothole can cause a sideswipe car accident. If you swerve and wind up on the shoulder you can strike a bicyclist. On the other hand, if you swerve to avoid a pothole and wind up on the sidewalk, you may cause a pedestrian accident.

Types of Potholes that Can Cause NYC Car Accidents

If an NYC bicyclist hits a pothole she can be thrown from the bike and struck by a motorist, which can be fatal. Similarly, if a motorcyclist is unable to avoid a pothole, either because of bad weather conditions which make it difficult to see it or if there are cars on either side of the motorcyclist, a devastating crash can result.

Contact a New York Car Accident Attorney Today

If you are a victim of a serious accident, it’s important that you seek legal help. New York car accident attorney Michael J. Redenburg, Esq. P.C. can advocate on your behalf and help you achieve a reasonable outcome. To learn more, contact his office by phone or online.

Michael J. Redenburg, Esq. P.C.

In over a decade of legal practice, Attorney Michael Redenburg began his career defending cases for the clients of insurance companies. Initially defending no-fault claims at a Long Island-based law firm, he then moved on to a Manhattan-based firm where he defended the clients of insurance carriers in an auto accident and premises liability matters.

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