Who is Liable When Potholes Cause Accidents?

When potholes cause accidents, you may still be able to recover compensation from the municipality for failing to maintain the roads. Schedule a free consultation with our dedicated Long Island injury attorneys to learn more about your rights. 


Many times, especially after the long winter months, we see situations where the roads are filled with potholes. These potholes can often lead to accidents. Whether it’s people hitting the pothole themselves and being caused to lose control or another vehicle being caused to lose control because of a pothole or defect in the road that then comes into contact with your car. These are claims that can certainly be brought. It’s very important with these types of claims that we are able to establish that the municipality had notice of any kind of defect in the road.

This is something that we would immediately start to do some research on and evaluate, as it is a prerequisite for bringing a successful claim against the municipality.

Were you involved in a car accident due to a pothole in New York? At The Matera Law Firm, we have over 25 years of experience helping people when they need it most. That commitment has allowed us to generate a record of success that includes obtaining millions of dollars for our clients. When potholes cause accidents, you need experienced representation that understands liability as it pertains to municipalities.

If you or someone you love is in need of an experienced personal injury lawyer, contact us today for a free confidential consultation. We proudly serve Suffolk County, Nassau County, Long Island, Brooklyn, Manhattan, Bronx, Queens, and throughout New York State.

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