The condition of the roadway is not likely to be the first thing that springs to mind when a person considers a motor vehicle accident. The unfortunate reality, however, is that there are frequently instances in which a negligently designed, built, or maintained road is directly responsible for a crash. Most typically, municipal agencies or contractors employed by state or local governmental entities are responsible for oversight of the roadway system and may be legally liable for harm that results from their failures in this regard.
If you have been hurt in a car accident caused by a roadway that was faulty or which was allowed to fall into disrepair, it may be appropriate to consider seeking financial compensation through a civil lawsuit. Contact the St. Louis car accident attorneys of the Finney Law Office at 314-646-0300 today to schedule a free consultation.
Common Road Defects
Road defect accidents are often times unavoidable. Defensive driving may help you avoid reckless drivers, but there is little you can do when negligence has caused a dangerous road defect. The term “road defect” is very broad. Common defects include:
- Shoulder Drop-off
- Uneven Pavement
- Lack of signs
- Lack of guardrails
- Construction site negligence
- Municipal negligence
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Road defects can be deadly. It should be a priority to keep our roads safe. Ensure that the parties who are responsible for your injuries are held accountable for the pain that their failures have caused to you. Contact the St. Louis road defect attorneys of the Finney Law Office today at 314-646-0300.