Car Accidents Due to Poor Road Design
Vehicle accidents may not always be caused by the negligence of a driver in a vehicle. Sometimes, there are forces beyond our control that can cause an accident and can result from a road design deficiency or a defect on the road. According to a U.S roadway study, there was almost one-third of all severe vehicle and truck accidents that contributed to factors that were related with the conditions of the roadway and the environment.
It only takes one obstruction or minor problem to create an accident. These are the most common examples of things that are considered to be of a poor road design:
- Missing or not visibly seen signs
- Broken traffic lights
- Defects in pavement
- Hazards on the road
- Not sufficient lighting on the streets
- Poor maintenance
- Lack of signs
- Entrance and exit issues with ramps
Accidents can be caused by these poor road designs, along with many other ways. If you believe that your accident was caused by a poor road design, then contact a qualified accident lawyer miami to help you figure that out. We are more than willing to assist you.
How to Determine if it is a Roadway-Related Suit?
There are a few factors that play into determining if there is enough viable information for a personal injury law suit. For one, we would have to determine which parties were responsible: government agencies, local municipalities, engineers, architects, and even a contractor could be at fault for a roadway defect. A qualified attorney will check under every rock to determine what and who was the cause of the harms sustained.
Sovereign Immunity is a notion that puts a cap to the amount of compensation one can receive from injuries sustained due to the government being at fault. It permits the victims to take legal action against the state, its subdivisions if they were found responsible. Usually, the government is the one responsible the designs of the roads, which can bring a personal injury claim, but often times, it could be a third party who was responsible for the maintenance’s and construction of that road.
It is very important that if you are considering to file a lawsuit against a government facility, to first consult with an experienced attorney because the question of sovereign immunity can be brought up right away. As attorneys, we understand how to predict and conquer any claims made by the government about sovereign immunity.
Speak with a Miami Attorney Today
People may have the misconception that they will not win a case against the government, but that is completely untrue. We have decades of knowledge and training with these cases and have proven positive results. We work hard for you to receive everything that is owed to you as a victim of suffering from a personal injury, or even wrongful death. Future expenses are included in this compensation. Feel free to call us, or visit us, at no-obligation at all. We are here to win.