Motor vehicle accidents are an unfortunately a common occurrence. Since driving on the roadway is inherently dangerous, it is important that motorists and municipal agencies alike avoid actions or behaviors that needlessly increase the risk of a crash. Road defects resulting from the negligent construction or maintenance of a street or highway can render even the most cautious driver helpless. The lack of guardrails where appropriate can allow a driver to cross into oncoming traffic or off of the roadway in elevated or otherwise dangerous position.
If you have been hurt in a car accident that was caused or the effects of which were worsened by missing guardrails, a civil lawsuit might provide the best opportunity to secure the financial compensation that you are due. Contact the Delaware injury attorneys of Morris James Personal Injury Group at 302-368-4200 to discuss your case with a skilled and experienced lawyer who is passionately committed to helping you to obtain the resources you need to address crash-related damages.
Lack of Guardrail Damages
Guardrails are typically utilized wherever it is critically important that motorists remain within the road. For example, guardrails might be necessary when high speed traffic is near pedestrian walkways, when the road passes over water, or when a turn in the road’s course is adjacent to a ravine or other hazardous terrain. When the municipal agency responsible for road maintenance fails to install or replace guardrails where they are necessary, you might suffer the following:
- Damage to your vehicle
- Serious physical injury
- Temporary or permanent disability
- Property damage or loss
- Need for costly medical treatment
- Mental and emotional trauma
A legal action can grant you the opportunity to hold a negligent municipality accountable for the harm that you have suffered. We can help you to properly protect your legal rights.
If you or someone you love has been hurt in a car accident that could have been prevented by the presence of guardrails on a public road, you a have a right to seek compensation for your pain, suffering, and other damages. Contact a Delaware personal injury attorney of Morris James Personal Injury Group at 302-368-4200.