Car accidents happen all the time, but that doesn’t make them any less serious, costly and potentially fatal. Even supposedly “minor” fender benders can result in serious head, neck and back injuries that may take months to heal. In addition to significant injury and property damage, a car wreck can also inflict much aggravation on the drivers involved by subjecting them to a long and complicated insurance claims process.
More Than Just Driver Error
There are situations where driver error is not the only cause of an accident. A defective highway or street may cause or contribute to motor vehicle accidents. Sometimes the government entity is held liable for a car accident that occurs on poorly designed streets and roadways. Poor maintenance and inadequate signage can be contributing factors to a car crash and the government can be liable for these conditions as well.
Investigation into these accidents often reveals that the roadway was either a defective design or that the road builder failed to construct the road in accord with the engineer’s design specifications.
Who Is At Fault
If a roadway is designed and constructed contrary to standards of the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Highway Administration or conflicts with standards of other recognized highway safety organizations, such as the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO), you might be able to recover compensation for your injuries.
If you or a loved one has suffered significant injury or death in a motor vehicle accident, the potential dangerous condition of the roadway should be investigated. Please call us, we may be able to help. We are sympathetic to your experience and can provide compassionate consultation regarding possible next steps.
Our firm can thoroughly investigate your case to determine whether legal action should be taken against a government entity arising out of roadway defect. We pursue professional negligence lawsuits involving roadway construction design defects, and we offer free investigations into these cases for individuals like you. No payment is required until compensation is collected on your behalf.
The T.J. Preuss Law Firm is experienced, supportive and determined to provide brighter futures for those families hurt by construction firms that value profit over safety. Give us a call at 816-307-2788; the road to recovery starts today.