Delaware Municipal Negligence Laws & Examples

In most cases, municipal governments are responsible for maintaining public roadways within their jurisdictions. Citizens pay for the upkeep of roads through their tax dollars and have a right to expect that the roads that they travel on are safe and in good condition. Accidents can result when streets and highways have structural problems or when they fall into disrepair. Sometimes the city, not the driver, is to blame for these accidents.

If you or someone you love was involved in an accident that resulted from municipal negligence, you may be entitled to compensation. At Morris James Personal Injury Group, our personal injury attorneys go after negligent municipalities to see that our clients do not pay for a city’s mistakes. To find out if we can help you, call our Delaware car crash attorneys today.

Examples of Municipal Negligence

Municipal negligence puts drivers, passengers, and everyone else on or near the road at risk. Anyone injured through municipal negligence might be eligible for financial compensation for their accident-related expenses. Some of the most unfortunately common examples of municipal negligence include the following:

  • Lack of signs on highways and roads
  • Potholes
  • Lack of appropriate railing or other safety measures
  • Unsafe construction areas

The financial and health concerns that follow an accident can be overwhelming, but if a negligent municipality was responsible for your accident, there is legal recourse available to you.

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Our Delaware injury lawyers are dedicated to defending the rights of car accident victims, and we are ready to go to work for you. To discuss your case and learn more about your legal rights and options, contact Morris James Personal Injury Group today.