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As a driver, you trust that the roads you drive on day in and day out have been designed and are maintained for your safe passage. Unfortunately, accidents happen. Cars skid, slide, run off the road down embankments, collide with other vehicles and more.
A safe road design allows motorists to have sufficient time to be able to see, process and react to upcoming roadway conditions. However, when a road has been poorly designed or maintained, it can lead to some very serious motor vehicle accidents.
When designing roads, engineers consider many factors and design for things such as:
Examples of poor road design might be:
Medians separate motorists traveling in different directions. If the median is too low or not situated properly it makes it possible for cars to cross into oncoming traffic. If a medium is too rigid, a vehicle can be totaled on impact or bounced back into traffic.
Signs warn motorist of the rules of the road and irregularities or other hazards. Old or damaged signs may not be replaced or a poorly placed sign may not be seen due to overgrown vegetation that can obscure it from view. Unanticipated hazards can cause drivers to overcorrect or lose control of their vehicle.
Roadways not graded or properly paved can allow water to accumulate, a condition which can lead to vehicles hydroplaning and drivers losing control of their vehicle.
Poor roadway design and maintenance can lead to very serious motor vehicle accidents and life-threatening injuries.
As with any motor vehicle accident, devastating injuries can be sustained when the cause is a defective design or poor maintenance of the roadway.
Because these cases can be complex and involve governmental or multiple parties, the best advice is to retain the services of a personal injury attorney, like Nash & Franciskato, who has experience dealing with these entities.
Our attorneys have the expertise and knowledge to determine what road problems contributed to your accident.
Contact the capable counsel you need now. One of our experienced staff will speak with you personally and provide you with a free, no-obligation case evaluation.
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