Car Accidents and Poor Road Design
Posted on behalf of Gordon & Partners on Jul 30, 2015 in Auto Accidents
Accidents due to improper road care and maintenance are all too common; a driver can do everything by the book and yet collisions and accidents still occur.
As far back as 1985, a study revealed that over one-third of all serious automobile accident were either due to the negligent upkeep and repair of the road, or that the road somehow contributed and worsened the accidents.
While these problems seem impossible to avoid, we have a solution. Here at the law offices Gordon & Partners, were always ready to provide clients with warning signs and potential problems you may encounter as a driver.
If you or anyone you know has been injured in a road design-related auto accident, please call our experienced auto attorneys today.
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Common Road Issues to Look For that May Result in an Accident
- Intersections: Intersections are one of the most common places where vehicular accidents can occur. Accidents can result if the amount of vehicles exceeds the road designers expectations in an intersection as well as limited visibility or lack of traffic signals to control the cars.
- Highway Construction Hazards: Both Federal and State regulations are in place to ensure the safety of drivers and workers alike during construction; this can involve warning signs, barriers, or a flagging crew to alert drivers. If such elements are not present, an accident could easily result.
- Falling Road Materials: If bridges and roads are not properly maintained, loose concrete or asphalt could fall and strike a vehicle or even a pedestrian. In addition, debris left by road crews can also trigger serious problems.
Taking on a negligent or reckless driver is one thing, but implicating the Department of Transportation can be a slippery slope. Here at Gordon & Partners, our personal injury lawyer s have years of legal experience across Florida will help you navigate these waters to ensure you get the justice you deserve.