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Lawyers for Injuries in Parking Lots or Streets in Macon County, McLean County, Champaign County, and Sangamon County

Potholes are commonly found on roads and other paved surfaces. They often occur because of the weather extremes in central Illinois, since pavement expands and contracts when temperatures rise or fall. Breaks in the pavement are not just an inconvenience that requires drivers to slow down or swerve around obstacles; they can also cause serious injuries to pedestrians or others who use roads or enter parking lots. If you have been injured because of a pothole, a premises liability attorney can help you understand your legal options and work to make sure you receive financial compensation.

The lawyers of Kanoski Bresney have been working in the personal injury field for more than 40 years, and we understand the liability issues surrounding injuries caused by potholes and other hazards on a property. With over $400 million recovered on behalf of injury victims, we can help you understand the best ways to achieve success in your case. We will provide you with respect, response, and results, and we will do what it takes to ensure that you are fully compensated for your injuries and damages.

Liability Issues Surrounding Potholes

Holes in pavement or walking surfaces can cause people on foot to suffer serious fall injuries, including traumatic brain injuries, spinal cord injuries, and broken bones. People who are riding on bicycles or electric scooters may also suffer injuries due to damaged pavement, especially if they are traveling at high speeds when they hit or swerve around a pothole. Damaged roads or parking lots can also lead to serious motor vehicle accidents. A car or truck may swerve to avoid a pothole and strike another vehicle or pedestrian, or a motorcyclist may be thrown from their vehicle after hitting a pothole, and they can be seriously injured when they hit the ground, other vehicles, or obstacles near the road.

If a pothole-related injury occurs on private property, the property owner may be found liable if they did not take the proper steps to repair the hazard or warn visitors about the risk of injury. These cases may include situations where a person tripped on a pothole in a business's parking lot or where inadequate lighting in a parking area made it difficult for a person to see hazards on walking surfaces. Depending on who is responsible for maintenance and upkeep, multiple parties may be liable in these cases, including a property owner, a business that leases commercial property, or a company that was hired to perform repairs to the pavement on a parking lot or private road.

When potholes on public roads lead to car accidents or injuries to pedestrians, a city, county, or state government may be liable. These government organizations are responsible for the upkeep of roads and highways, and they may be held responsible for the failure to correct hazards or providing warnings about dangerous conditions. However, some restrictions may apply in cases involving government liability, so injury victims will need to be sure they take the proper steps to file personal injury claims within the applicable time limits.

Contact Our Champaign Pothole and Road Hazard Liability Attorneys

Determining who is liable for injuries caused by potholes can often be a complex matter. The lawyers of Kanoski Bresney can help you understand the best ways to receive compensation for a pothole-related injury, and we will work to make sure you are fully compensated for your damages. Contact our office by calling 888-U-COUNT-2 or 888-826-8682 to arrange a free consultation. We provide legal help with premises liability cases throughout the state of Illinois, including Peoria County, Decatur, Rushville, Springfield, Pekin, Macomb, Adams County, Champaign County, Bloomington, Quincy, Macon County, Tazewell County, Sangamon County, McDonough County, Champaign, McLean County, Schuyler County, and Peoria.

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