Toll fares, gasoline taxes, and other sources of revenue are intended to provide for the building and maintenance of safe roadways. Regrettably, there are many motor vehicle accidents each year that result directly from the failure of municipal agencies or roadway construction companies to properly carry out their responsibilities. As a consequence of these car wrecks, innocent motorists and their passengers sustain serious injuries and their vehicles may suffer extensive damage, thereby creating significant financial burdens and otherwise complicating an individual’s life in countless ways. To make matters worse, crashes associated with highway defects tend to permit a driver little chance to react, so a collision is likely to be more severe.
If you have been hurt in a car accident caused by a defective roadway, you may be able to file a civil lawsuit seeking financial compensation for medical bills, automobile repairs, and other damages. Contact the car accident attorneys of Morris James Personal Injury Group, at 302-655-2599 to speak with a skilled and experienced attorney about the possible merits of legal action in your case.
Recognizing Dangerous Highway Defects
The parties responsible for the condition of the roadway must actively address more than simply the laying and smoothing of the road. Fixtures and features off of the road surface such as signs and guardrails must also be granted the same consideration. Mishandling of any aspect of roadway construction and maintenance can have disastrous effects. The following are some representative highway defects that may warrant legal action in the event of an accident:
- Shoulder Drop-off
- Water Pooling
- Uneven Pavement
- Lack of Signs
- Lack of Guardrails
- Objects on Roadway
- Construction Negligence
- Municipal Negligence
We are passionately committed to offering all of our clients the vigorous legal representation they deserve as they seek to hold negligent roadway authorities accountable for the harm they have endured. Contact the personal injury lawyers of Morris James Personal Injury Group, at 302-655-2599 for a free consultation.