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What makes a pothole dangerous?

New Jersey drivers understand just how annoying potholes can be. They can do more than just tear up your tires. They can cause massive damages to your car and leave you with an expensive bill, or leave you suffering from injuries.

Pothole.info shows that potholes are actually a big financial drain and cost billions of dollars in damages to cars every year. Not only that, but potholes can be massively dangerous when they’re on freeways or highways, leading to a number of fatal accidents.

Another thing that people overlook is the fact that potholes can appear anywhere. They’re created by wear and tear over time, as well as water collecting and freezing in the same areas. They can happen on freeways, neighborhood roads, busy city streets, or in parking lots. Hidden potholes are an even bigger danger. If you don’t see it coming, there’s no way for you to avoid hitting it.

Potholes also come in all shapes and sizes. Some can be relatively small, but some may be large enough that your car can get stuck. Though they’re not as large as sinkholes, the damage they do to your car can still cost you hundreds or even thousands of dollars.

Poor road conditions, including potholes, have also played a role in approximately one-third of all yearly fatal traffic accidents. It’s easier for you to lose control of your car after hitting a pothole, and crashes with other vehicles may follow.

Potholes are more than just an irritating inconvenience. If you have been injured or face financial difficulties because of a poorly maintained road, you can contact a legal professional to see what your compensation options are.

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