Can You File A Lawsuit For An Accident Due To Road Defects?

Yearout & Traylor, P.C.Most people take it for granted that roads will be safe to travel on, but that’s not always true. Even a small pothole can cause considerable damage if it’s on the highway where vehicles travel at high speeds. Road defects may include the following:

  • Flooding due drainage problems
  • Inadequate warning signs for construction zones
  • Large road debris
  • Missing or damaged guardrails
  • Missing road signs
  • Poorly-placed or malfunctioning street lights
  • Potholes
  • Shoulder drop-offs

The liability for these road defects may be the local government, a federal agency, government contractors, or a combination of these entities. If the road defect is due to the carelessness, corner-cutting, poor management, or negligence of the concerned party or parties, and the defect caused an auto accident that led to property damage, injury, or death, then a personal injury claim can be initiated so that accident victims can pursue the financial compensation they need to cover the losses resulting from their accident.

Those who are tasked with the design, construction and maintenance of the roads we all travel on are obliged to ensure that the safety of those who travel on them is assured. Any road defect should be promptly attended to or repaired to prevent even a single auto accident from occurring.

Taking legal action against a local or state municipality can be a daunting task, especially if you’ve never been involved in a civil action before. However, it is important that the parties responsible for the negligence that led to a car accident are held accountable for their mistakes so that errors can be addressed and fixed and so that others do not have to suffer the same preventable injuries and other losses that you were forced to endure.

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