Road Injury Lawyer & Defective Road Maintenance Attorney For Bad Road Design, Poor Road Maintenance, & Construction Zones

Road conditions can often be a critical factor in car and truck accidents, beyond the actions of another driver. As an experienced road injury law firm, we recognize that poor or defective road design can significantly contribute to accidents. Similarly, the current condition of a road, or a failure in its proper maintenance, can be just as impactful. This includes issues like potholes, inadequate or missing signage, malfunctioning traffic control signals, and the general poor condition of the road, including faded or absent road markings.

Temporary road conditions, particularly in construction zones, also present significant risks. It is the duty of the construction company to ensure the safety of drivers during roadworks. This includes clear temporary signage, the use of pylons and cones to safely direct traffic flow, and effective traffic control. However, the presence of construction equipment, altered traffic patterns, and potential vision obstructions can distract drivers and increase the risk of accidents.

In such situations, a comprehensive investigation is crucial to determine the roles of bad road design, insufficient maintenance, and unsafe construction zone practices. If you’ve been injured in an accident and suspect that road conditions played a part, don’t hesitate to contact Bache & Lynch. As experienced road defect attorneys, we are dedicated to uncovering the truth and fighting for the compensation you deserve. Call us to schedule a free consultation.

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Road Injury Lawyer & Defective Road Maintenance Attorney For Bad Road Design, Poor Road Maintenance, & Construction ZonesWhat Is Considered Good Road Design?

Although roadway design has improved significantly throughout the 19th century and through the present, errors in design and construction may still contribute to motor vehicle accidents. In many ways, safer road design can make transportation safer for motorists, motorcyclists, bicyclists, and pedestrians. Federal and state transportation guidelines stress the importance of good design that is both safe for road users and sensitive to the surrounding environment.

A safe road environment should:

Who Is Responsible For The Design & Defects Of State Roads & Highways?

Local municipalities and state agencies are responsible for maintaining and controlling tens of thousands of miles under their jurisdiction. Such agencies have a legal responsibility for dangerous and defective conditions that exist on the roadways under their jurisdiction.

What Types Of Hazardous Road Design & Defects Cause Car And Truck Crashes?

A number of road design situations that cause automobile accidents may define dangerous & defective roadways, including:

Who May Be Liable For A Car Accident Caused By Defective Or Unsafe Roads?

In cases where a car accident is caused by defective or poorly maintained roads, several parties may be potentially liable. Determining liability often involves an investigation into the cause of the defect or lack of maintenance. Possible liable parties include:

It is important to note that laws and procedures for filing claims against government entities can be complex and often have stringent notice requirements and shorter time limits. Therefore, it’s crucial to seek legal advice promptly to navigate these complexities effectively. 

How We Investigate Defective Road Design, Improper Road Maintenance, And Construction Zone Accidents

The role that the road itself may play in an accident is an excellent illustration of how important it is to seek immediate help from experienced roadway attorneys after a car or truck accident. If the accident occurred on a poorly maintained road or a road with a design that doesn’t comply with industry standards, as experienced Tucson road defect attorneys, we can seek compensation from the government body that owns or repairs the road. Without a speedy investigation and examination by a qualified accident reconstructionist and highway engineer, that opportunity could be lost since evidence often deteriorates or disappears over time.

Similarly, construction zone accidents require immediate investigation. Because the construction zone is temporary, it’s important to document the actual scene of the accident as soon after the accident as possible, as construction cones and pylons and other aspects will be removed as soon as they are no longer needed. By documenting the construction zone as it existed when the accident occurred, we are better able to hold those accountable for the cause of the accident, and to secure compensation for those injured or the families of the deceased.

Schedule A Free Consultation With An Experienced Oro Valley Road Defect Lawyer

Choosing a lawyer to help with a personal injury claim resulting from a road condition accident is important. We offer free consultations so you can visit with us and meet our legal team. Our road defect attorneys will discuss the accident with you and provide information about how we would approach your case if you retain us. To schedule a free, confidential consultation, please call us at 520-293-5300. Or, if you prefer, use our easy online contact form to make an appointment.

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