Although car accidents and traffic problems seemingly occur on a daily basis, they aren’t always due to the actions of other drivers or vehicles on the road. Common causes of traffic accidents include distracted driving and speeding, but other elements such as dangerous road conditions can be just as deadly. In fact, Kentucky is home to some of the most dangerous roads in the country. Whether traveling on a street or highway, if you are injured in an accident caused by poor or unsafe road conditions, make sure you have a personal injury lawyer in Kentucky on your side.
Many people don’t realize that common issues such as potholes can cause severe injury and damage to your vehicle. Poor maintenance can also include neglecting to clear snow and ice in a timely manner. Roadways that become dangerous because they aren’t maintained properly can lead to any number of short-term and long-term problems. State, county, and even city governments have an obligation to keep drivers safe on their roads. At Harville Law Offices we are dedicated to making sure the appropriate people are held responsible for their negligence.
Although drivers must pay close attention and take extra caution when traveling through areas of road construction, companies working on the roads must be sure to post appropriate warnings. If not, you could be the most careful and cautious driver on the road, but if you aren’t prepared to drive through road construction, you can end up in an accident that could possibly have been prevented.
Another cause of dangerous roads is simply defective design. Accidents caused by objects such as trees or signs that block your view are often preventable. Defective design can also include unmarked dips in the road, improper drainage that causes unsafe and slippery surfaces, and parking requirements that make it difficult to see other cars or objects. If you are in a car accident due to defective design, you shouldn’t have to bear the consequences alone. Bradley D. Harville is an experienced car accident lawyer who can help you seek the compensation you deserve.
Neglecting History of Accidents
Some roads are well-known for car accidents due to any number of reasons. However, if accidents consistently continue to occur on the same bend or stretch of road and no one makes an effort to repair the conditions, the person or entity may be responsible for the accidents. Although it can be difficult facing government entities who would rather place the blame on bad driving, it isn’t impossible to hold them responsible for their negligence.
Many drivers automatically accept blame for car accidents even if other elements such as poor road maintenance and neglect are the cause. If you have been injured in an accident, and you believe it may have been due to a dangerous road, a dangerous road lawyer in Kentucky can navigate the process on your behalf. Call us today at (502) 245-2333 or contact us for a consultation immediately.