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Road defects could lead to a serious crash

Getting hurt on the road isn't anyone's idea of a good day, but it's bound to happen to many each day. One of the problems you could run into is damaged or faulty roads. For instance, if you reported deepening potholes on the highway on the way to your workplace and never saw them repaired before your crash, it could be that the authorities in charge of taking care of the roads could be held accountable for your accident.

Negligence and fault doesn't always have to be asserted against an individual. Take, for example, a case where you crash without another vehicle involved. If you crash because your airbag deploys suddenly, then you may be able to seek a claim against the manufacturer. On the other hand, if you crash because you hit a pothole that blows your tire, you may be in a position to file a claim with the local state government or other authorities.

After you get into a crash, stay at the scene. If you're able to do so, take photos of the scene, your vehicle and any injuries you have. You should seek immediate medical attention and exchange information with anyone else at the scene who was involved in the collision. No matter what happens, never admit fault, even if you think you may be partially to blame. It's up to the police and insurance carriers to determine what happened and who they'll hold accountable for the accident.

Finally, remember to look into your legal options. You need to take steps quickly to file a claim if you intend to do so.

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