Highway defects are generally understood to be any condition that compromises a roadway’s integrity and, thus, a driver’s safety. Though many may seem common and minor, such as a pothole, they can quickly become dangerous, even deadly, if they are not addressed by the proper agencies. Unfortunately, due to negligent and careless municipal agencies, we at Morris James Personal Injury Group know that far too many people in Delaware are put at risk by common dangerous highway defects.
Common and Deadly Defects
Whether roads are made defectively or become defective due to inclement weather or regular wear and tear, it is the responsibility of a government agency to make the necessary repairs. When disrepair is not addressed by the municipal entity in charge, then serious roadway defects can arise, including:
- Shoulder Drop-offs
- Uneven Pavement
- Lack of Signs
- Lack of Guardrails
- Objects on Roadway
Sadly, when these and other types of roads defects are not addressed promptly and effectively, it can put drivers at serious risk of being involved in a devastating accident.
Contact a Personal Injury Attorney in Delaware
The injuries caused by car accidents can be severe, and many of these injuries should have never happened. However, when they are the result of highway defects that were not repaired by the responsible municipal agency, a victim may be able to hold that party accountable for the car accident and its repercussions. Get in touch with the attorneys of Morris James Personal Injury Group today to learn more about pursuing financial compensation after being involved in such a car accident.