Road design and the lack of proper road maintenance can play a contributing or significant role in accidents. As a result, when an accident occurs involving one of our clients, we will want to determine whether road design or road poor road maintenance contributed to an accident, and if it did, we will want to identify all parties who potentially are liable, including towns, cities, and municipalities.
Defective road design can include:
These are only some possibilities that can make a road dangerous.
Cities, towns, counties, and other municipalities have a duty to properly maintain roads. However, roads can be especially dangerous if proper maintenance is not undertaken with respect to the roadway itself, the proper functioning of traffic control signals, or vegetation along the roadway that may impair vision to cross traffic, signs, or traffic control signals.
In the scope of our accident investigation, we will want to carefully inspect the conditions that existed on a road as soon as possible following the accident. We will want to determine whether traffic control devices were working properly, whether there were any obstructions to signs, lights, or cross traffic, and whether they were any large potholes or other road conditions that may have contributed to an accident. Because conditions can change (or be changed) following an accident, we will want to conduct out investigation before any such changes are made.
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