The “Need To Know” about Hazardous Road Conditions

We’ve all been there. Driving down the road, blasting your favorite tunes just to come to an abrupt halt. Annoying right? Now you weave through miles of traffic cones and see what was holding you up the whole time. A car accident. In this instance, it’s not two vehicles, but hazardous road conditions.

With dangerous road condition accidents, there are TWO BIG questions.

  1. What are some examples of road conditions likely to cause harm?
  2. Who’s fault/responsibility is it if I get in an accident involving hazardous road conditions?

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Examples of risky road conditions include:

  • Debris and objects in road
  • Standing water
  • Potholes
  • Broken traffic signals
  • Defective or missing street lights
  • Inadequate or inaccurate warning signs (construction zones)
  • Signs, including stop signs,  hidden by plants or trees
  • Missing signs
  • Shoulder drop-off
  • Inadequate lane division
  • Dangerous intersection design
  • Improperly banked curves
  • Dangerous crosswalk design
  • Lack of crosswalks
  • Dangerous bus stop design

Any one of these conditions can cause deadly, permanent damage not only to your property but to yourself. In the case of an accident, one may be thinking “who’s fault/responsibility is it?” 

Finding fault/responsibility for hazardous road conditions is tricky, but not impossible. In many scenarios, the conditions might be caused by the construction company.  Government agencies in charge of the design/structure could be the main target for compensation in the case of a catastrophic accident. Flying debris from other vehicles can also create dangerous obstacles as you drive. The driver carrying this debris will be at fault. Although this is easy to identify, not all situation will be this clear. If you need help in a situation involving hazardous road conditions, give Patterson Legal Group a call!

Our experienced auto accident attorneys at Patterson Legal Group, LC are prepared to help.  Our clients often realize a great result for their injuries. Call us today at (888) 687-2400 for a free initial consultation. For further information on our lawyers, click here.

 

Scott Ufford

About Scott Ufford:

Scott Ufford is a Kansas native practicing in personal injury and social security law. He is licensed to practice in Kansas and Missouri. Prior to joining the firm, Scott attended the University of Missouri-Kansas... Read More »

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