With the extensive infrastructure that connects small-town roads to the heavily traveled highways that are growing and expanding daily throughout the U.S., it is important for passageways to remain safe. Bikers, pedestrians, motorcycles, motor vehicles and large trucks all share the same space on these well traveled and sometimes highly congested roads and highways, and we understand how dangerous large potholes, tight curves, sudden dips, unmarked terrain and other road hazards can be. When the layout of the road itself presents danger and the roadway is not maintained adequately, municipalities may be held liable for any injuries sustained by travelers.
Defective roadway design and poor maintenance can become extremely hazardous, creating unsafe, unpredictable and dangerous conditions for pedestrians, motorists and cyclists that share the road. When government agencies and municipalities fail to trim trees, fill potholes, install and maintain traffic lights, remove objects of obstruction, maintain warning signs or provide other adequate safety protocol, they may be held accountable for anyone who suffers from a catastrophic injury or even wrongful death due to this negligence.
According to reports from the U.S. Department of Transportation, about 75% of accidents related to weather and poor roadway conditions are caused by some type of poor road design, failure of signs, signal malfunctions, random debris or unkept roadway. It is the responsibility of the municipality to address a pattern of accidents and manage the roadways in order to ensure the safety of all passengers.
Poor road design and failure to maintain safe road conditions can lead to some types of severe injuries and wrongful death that may result in:
- Catastrophic Injury
- Wrongful Death
- Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)
- Spinal Injury
- Burn Injury
- Motor Vehicle Accidents
- Biker Injury
- Pedestrian Accident
- Construction Worker Injuries
The personal injury lawyers of McNicholas & McNicholas have the resources and tenacity to go up against large municipalities, government organizations and major corporations to get multimillion dollar compensations for our clients. We have experience with the complexities involved with sustaining a long-term process to pursue your road hazard claim.
McNicholas & McNicholas is a personal injury law firm that is dedicated to providing every client with the resources needed to go up against municipalities and government entities when you have been a victim of a catastrophic injury or lost someone to a wrongful death. The large verdicts and settlements we receive act as a catalyst for policy changes. By holding these large corporations and industries accountable, they must create, implement and follow updated safety and health guidelines to ensure all commuters have safe passage on our roadways. We understand the complexities and challenges required to successfully execute a case against large industries and government entities with deep pockets. Since 1993, we have effectively pursued the negligence of municipalities that fail to maintain their responsibilities to our health and safety. To learn more about your options if you have been involved in an accident due to improper road design or a poorly maintained road, contact the personal injury lawyers of McNicholas & McNicholas today at 866.664.3055.