Highway Defects & Accidents

With the number of roads and highways throughout the U.S., it's impossible for every one of them to be safe all the time. As a result, many travelers are seriously injured or killed each year on our Missouri roads due to dangerous road conditions.

Highway Accidents Caused by Dangerous Road Conditions

Highway defects are more than just poor road quality conditions. Our highways, roads, and streets suffer from numerous hazardous conditions ranging from missing roadway signs to faulty traffic control devices, broken guardrails, construction zone defects and more.

Guardrail accidents, construction zone accidents and other highway accidents often result in tragedies such as rollovers, head-on collisions, crashing into construction equipment, and truck jackknifing accidents.

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Case Results

$1.5 Million Settlement when a client suffered severe permanent lung injuries after losing control of his vehicle upon encountering a four-inch pavement edge drop-off.

Taking Action against Those Responsible for Our Highways

Government entities maintain our roads and highways. However, responsibility for your accident may go beyond these groups. Our attorneys will determine who had that duty to keep the road safe. It could involve multiple parties, such as:

  • Entities contracted with the government for road work or construction
  • Manufacturers of defective products that may have contributed to the accident
  • Other third parties
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Damaged, rusted guard rail

Very specific laws and limitations often apply to cases involving dangerous roads, highway defects and other unsafe conditions. You need a lawyer who has experience negotiating with local or state government entities and their contractors, who will advocate on your behalf, and who will obtain the maximum compensation for you and your family.

Case Results

$2.5 Million Wrongful Death Arbitration Award against the Missouri Highway and Transportation Commission for inadequate signing in a construction zone.

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Aggressive Highway Accident Attorneys Focused on Results

In cases involving highway defects, you want a personal injury lawyer in Kansas City who understands the relevant statutes to evaluate your case. You also want someone who is prepared to invest considerable resources in investigating your claims.

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Potholes and other highway defects create dangerous roads.

When our personal injury lawyers evaluate your case, free of charge, we investigate factors such as:

  • Defects or inadequacies in paving, including any edge drop-offs or other factors that may have caused loss of control over a vehicle
  • The presence and condition of guardrails where necessary for safety
  • Whether proper signs or other warning mechanisms were in place to alert drivers to unusual driving conditions
  • Special considerations involving safety in construction zones

Experience with mediation and arbitration, as well as the willingness to try the case before a jury, may also be essential to obtain maximum compensation in your case. You can count on these qualities with the Nash & Franciskato Law Firm legal team.

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Legal Expertise and Proven Results

Our lawyers have earned a reputation for successfully helping clients obtain sizeable settlements and verdicts against government authorities and construction companies. For you, this means experienced personal injury attorneys who are creative, resourceful and tenacious in providing liability and protecting your legal rights.

Plus, our personal injury legal team gives you:

  • Over 80 years of combined experience
  • Trusted legal advisor committed to your needs
  • Super Lawyers for over 10 years
  • The AV Preeminence Rating for Ethical Standards & Legal Ability
  • Compassionate advocacy for you and your family

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Receive A Free Evaluation from Experienced Highway Defects Attorneys

If you believe your automobile or truck accident was due to unsafe road conditions, contact us for a free, no-obligation evaluation of your case.

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What are Standard Highway Signs and Markings?

The Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices, or MUTCD, defines the standards used by road managers nationwide to install and maintain traffic control devices on all public streets, highways, bikeways, and private roads open to public travel.

The MUTCD, which has been administered by the FHWA since 1971, is a compilation of national standards for all traffic control devices, including road markings, highway signs, and traffic signals.

Who is responsible for ensuring the safety of our roads?

The Missouri Department of Transportation (MoDot) is responsible for road construction throughout Missouri and is charged with keeping the roads and highways in a safe condition. The MoDot website contains information regarding current construction zones, driver safety tips, and traffic accident statistics.

The Federal Highway Administration is the agency within the U.S. Department of Transportation responsible for assisting state and local governments with guidelines for the safe design and construction of roadways. They monitor car accidents and make regular inspections of accident scenes where road design, maintenance, or defects are contributing factors.

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