Forget the “Emerald City,” Seattle is quickly being dubbed the “City of Potholes” due to the number of emerging potholes affecting cars, bicycles and pedestrians.
But the city is working to rid Seattle of the negative perception, as Mayor Mike McGinn decided to increase pothole filling by sending extra workers to fill the road craters this week. The increase in cracked roadways and seemingly infinite abyss are being attributed to the mix of freezing cold weather heavy rain, and freezing and thawing temperature changes Seattle has experienced within the last two months.
Potholes can cause car accidents, bicycle accidents or even personal injuries to pedestrians who step into a hole. Currently, there are at least 1,200 potholes that need to be filled in Seattle, according to news reports.
As a Seattle car accident attorney, I’m glad the city is working to fill these dangers. Potholes can cause flat tires and structural damage to vehicles, cause bicyclists to fall off their bike or cause pedestrians to be seriously injured if they accident walk into one. Although the city is facing a budget deficit, it’s important to improve safety hazards in the city.
If you or a loved one has been injured in an auto accident, you might want to contact a personal injury lawyer in Seattle.