As road hazards appear, drivers have to react quickly to avoid collisions. Not all road hazards are obvious—things like hydroplaning and black ice are difficult to detect—but others like potholes, speed bumps and dust storms can be handled safely. When people don’t drive cautiously, accidents happen. Hinkle Law Offices can help if you’ve been involved in a collision caused by a road hazard.
What are Road Hazards?
A road hazard is anything—inclement weather, obstructions and road surfaces—that can make driving dangerous. New Mexico doesn’t have much trouble with ice storms, but dust storms, tumbleweeds, rock falls and hydroplaning can all make road surfaces incredibly dangerous. A road hazard doesn’t pop up on every single road, but they can arise unexpectedly. This is why drivers need to be cautious when driving and be alert to possible dangers.
If a driver’s distracted and their tires hit an oil slick or a pot hole, they can lose control of their vehicle. Speeding and road hazards also cause collisions. And in some conditions, you may not be able to safely get out of the way of a car that’s out of control.
If You’ve Been Hurt
If you or a loved one has been injured in a collision caused by a road hazard and reckless driving, Hinkle Law Offices can help. You shouldn’t have to pay for another person’s mistake, or for the fact that something unexpected occurred, you couldn’t avoid. We’ll help you gather the facts and fight for your legal rights. Don’t shoulder the burden of excessive medical costs and repair bills; contact us today and we’ll begin with a free case evaluation to help you decide what to do next.