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VA Seeks to Prevent Pothole Accidents

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The VDOT is set to patch some pesky potholes whose numbers have been growing on Hampton Roads in Virginia (VA) due to recently freezing temperatures.  

On Monday, February 7th, 2011, VDOT crews fixed potholes on I-264. However, that is only a temporary solution. Come springtime, contractors will take on 19,000 square yards of roadway and work to permanently fill potholes with concrete. According to VDOT's website, the contractors will begin in April of 2011, when temperatures are ideal for concrete to cure.

If you'd like to report a pothole, call VDOT at 1-800-367-7623. You may also go to the following link and fill out a report:
www.virginiadot.org/travel/citizen.asp

Norfolk and VA Beach have seen particularly bad potholes this year because of wintery conditions.
These can cause damage to your car that may mean costly repairs. But worse than that, potholes also hold the potential to cause serious accidents that could harm you and your loved ones. Repairing potholes promptly is not only a wise idea for townships and counties, but part of their legal responsibility.

If you or someone you know was harmed because of poorly maintained roads, you may have a case against the local government for failing to protect you from injury. We are glad that the VDOT is taking the lead in this case, and hope that it encourages other state departments to do the same to protect their residents. If you think that you have a strong personal injury claim, contact a qualified law firm to discuss your case.

IW

Richard N. Shapiro
Personal Injury & Wrongful Death Lawyer Serving Va Beach, Norfolk, Chesapeake & all of Virginia
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