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Long Island Lawyer's Five Tips for Avoiding Potholes and Injuries

Storm after storm of snow, ice, sleet, and freezing rain has now brought another driving hazard to Long Island and New York City--potholes both small and large litter the streets and highways throughout the region. From Valley Stream to Farmingdale, these craters that cover the streets are both costly and dangerous. I know. I blew out two tires last week driving on the Belt Parkway. Here are five tips to help you avoid injury and car damage due to potholes:

1. Don't tailgate. Leave plenty of room in front of your vehicle in case you need to slow down for a pothole, or the car in front of you suddenly slows or swerves to avoid a pothole.
2. Always maintain the proper air pressure in your tires. Keeping tire pressure consistently at the manufacturer's recommendation will help protect your vehicle's wheels and tires from being damaged from pothole impacts.
3. Drive slowly. Watch for potholes but don't break or swerve as both can actually cause more damage
4. Keep control. Hold the steering wheel firmly to avoid losing control
5. Beware of puddles. Many are covering potholes in the road.

If you've been injured or suffered damages due to a pothole you may be entitled to compensation. Goldstein and Bashner can answer any questions you have and give you a free consultation. Contact us today and we will go over your case, let you know what to expect, and guide you through the legal process.


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