Inadequate Maintenance/Defective Roadway Lawsuit Lawyer
Most vehicle accidents occur as a result of driver errors or extreme weather conditions. However, some are caused by problems with the roadways. When a large pothole jars a car into another lane or an unmarked shoulder drop-off causes a vehicle to roll, serious injuries can occur that may not be the driver’s fault. Inadequate maintenance and defective roadways can be a menace, causing tragic vehicle wrecks. When these occur, government agencies may be the ones to blame and hold liability for injuries.
Roadways need to be designed for safe travel and require maintenance to keep them in good condition. When a poor design creates a high risk for truck accidents, everyone driving on the road is put in danger. Often, an unsafe road will cause a high number of accidents with innocent people paying the price. Some of the indicators of a defective roadway include:
- Large potholes
- No warning signs
- Poor design leading to excessive accidents in the same area
- Unsafe construction zones
- Malfunctioning street lights
- Faded or non-existent lane striping
- No shoulder or shoulder changes without warning
These are just a few of the issues that can make the roadways dangerous. If they cause serious injury or fatality accidents, it may be possible to hold the city, county, state or federal government responsible for design or maintenance liable.
Truck Wrecks Caused by Roadway Defects
When you combine defective roadways with large trucks, it can be a dangerous situation. Large trucks cannot stop, maneuver or respond to roadway problems as quickly as other vehicles. If there is a poor design, no warning signs or other defects in the roadway, large truck wrecks can occur that cause severe injuries and fatalities.
If you were injured or lost a loved one in a vehicle accident caused by inadequate maintenance or roadway defects, contact Race Law Firm today. We can explore your claim and advise you on your legal options.