Cracked, broken roads can wreak havoc on your car. You know what a flat tire sounds like when it has met the sharpness of broken pavement.
Well imagine that the flat tire now sends you into a tailspin and you hit another driver. Now what was a minor annoyance has become a major annoyance. Your first thought should be to call a good Houston car accident attorney to help you go over your options.
It’s the responsibility of the city and state to maintain the roads, patch them when they are broken and provide construction when necessary. However, the city and state departments don’t always move as fast as we would like them to. In the meantime, if you want to avoid potentially having a car wreck, consider taking the following precautions:
- Slow down in an unfamiliar area. If you don’t drive the road all of the time, take it slowly as you observe your surroundings. There may be a huge bump or pothole you don’t know about.
- Be aware of the roads you frequent. Potholes and damage don’t happen overnight. If there has been a crack in the road, keep in mind that until you see city or state workers out there with fresh asphalt, the crack is likely only going to get bigger. Try to avoid it.
- Keep an eye on the car in front of you. You’re not just looking at other drivers because you are an alert driver; you are also seeing where their car dips and jerks over the road. Even if you don’t see the pothole, you know it’s there after watching someone else drive over it.
If you are ever the victim of a pothole or other car wreck-related incident, contact Kirkendall Dwyer LLP to speak to a Houston car accident attorney.