Kankakee Water Pooling Attorneys
Wet roads always present a certain level of risk while driving, but water pooling can lead to extremely unsafe driving conditions and seriously degrade a vehicle’s ability to maintain traction with the road. Ordinarily, roads are built with a small grade, or angle, in order to force water off the roadway and into gutters. When this grade is not present, any depression in the surface of the road will result in a pool of water and a danger to passing drivers.
Well built and properly maintained roads will always be constructed to safely remove water from the driving surface. Negligent construction or insufficient maintenance may lead to water pools forming on the roadway in rainy weather, and drivers involved in accidents resulting from these conditions may be entitled to compensation. If you have been involved in an auto accident as a result of water pooling on the road, contact the skilled and knowledgeable Kankakee water pooling lawyers at Spiros Law, P.C., by calling (815) 929-9292 today.
What is Hydroplaning?
The primary danger to motorists from water pooling is hydroplaning. Tires are designed to funnel water to either side of the tire as they travel along the surface of a road, allowing the tire to remain in constant contact with the road even when water is present. Tire design can only push so much water out of the way however, and pooled water on the road can cause a layer of water to build between the road and the tire leading to a loss of traction. Without traction, a vehicle is unable to respond to a driver’s actions such as steering, braking and accelerating, vastly increasing the probability of an accident.
When hydroplaning accidents occur because of a municipal organization’s failure to keep roadways safe and well-maintained, they may be held responsible for any accidents that result. If you were injured in an accident caused by water pooling, you should not have to cover the costs related to this accident on your own.
Proper road construction and careful maintenance eliminates most of the causes of water pooling on roadways and prevents accidents. If you have been involved in a car accident resulting from water pooled on the road, you may be eligible to receive financial compensation to help pay for injuries and damages. For the legal representation you need at this time, contact the experienced Kankakee water pooling attorneys at Spiros Law, P.C., at (815) 929-9292 to discuss the details of your case.