San Diego Water Pooling Attorneys
Driving in inclement weather conditions like severe rain can be a very stressful and potentially dangerous part of the driving experience. Along with decreasing visibility and making roadways slick, when a road surface is marred by indentations or not appropriately laid, water can begin to pool, threatening to cause a vehicle to lose traction. Highways and roads should be built in a manner that allows water gradually drain off the road. The failure to do so, or the failure to address voids in the road surface which can collect water may result in dangerous accidents.
If you or someone you know has been involved in an accident caused by pooled water on the road surface, it may be appropriate to pursue financial compensation through a civil lawsuit. A successful legal action can help you to obtain financial resources to address medical bills, vehicle repairs, and other considerations. To learn more, contact the San Diego water pooling lawyers of Ritter & Associates at (619) 296-0123.
Consequences of Water Pooling
Thought it may not seem to be particularly hazardous, the reality is that an encounter with a pool of water on the road surface has the potential to result in a serious accident. This is because the tires are the lone points of contact between a vehicle and the roadway, and when one or more of them loses grip, a car can behave in unpredictable ways. The following are some of the problems resulting from water pools:
- Losing control of the vehicle
- Loss of brakes, making it hard to slow down or stop
- Damage to the engine
With so many dangers already present on the roadway, the condition of the road should not be another hazard that you have to face. To learn more about how you can hold the responsible party accountable if you have been hurt in an accident caused by driving over a pool of water, contact the San Diego water pooling lawyers of Ritter & Associates by calling (619) 296-0123 today.