Dangerous Roadways




A pothole on the road, with a small amount of water pooled in.Dangerous roads cause countless deaths each year as a result of automobile and / or pedestrian accidents in California. The danger of the road or highway is often disregarded by law enforcement when they are preparing a report on the cause of the accident. Regularly the traffic collision report will state that the driver was at fault when in reality the collision was caused by the road’s design or unsafe factors. This may include the following situations:

  • Defective road design
  • Inadequate barriers
  • Shoulder and/or drainage defects
  • Inadequate road maintenance
  • Missing or insufficient signage
  • Missing or defective guardrails
  • Lack of sidewalks
  • Inadequate traffic control
  • Inadequately marked construction zones

This often makes the government entity that designed the roadway liable for any damages caused during an accident. Claims against large government entities are extremely complex and should not be attempted without a highly skilled personal injury lawyer to advocate on your behalf.

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