Bad Road Conditions Accident Lawyer
Fighting for Justice & Compensation When Dangerous Roads Cause Car Accidents
Risky, unsafe roads can make it challenging for drivers to control their vehicles and safely navigate the streets. Whenever poor road conditions cause crashes, various parties may be liable for the damage, trauma, and harm victims suffer.
At Morris & Dewett Injury Lawyers, we are dedicated to helping victims just like you get justice when dangerous roads and negligence causes car accidents. Strategic, tireless, and fearless, our bad road conditions accident lawyers are skilled at providing exceptional representation in and outside the courtroom, and we know how to fight for justice and compensation when it matters most.
No matter how challenging the case or opponents may be, we have the skills, knowledge, tenacity, and resources to achieve successful resolutions and the maximum available recoveries. That’s why we’re the bad road conditions accident attorneys you can trust when it’s time to make negligent parties pay — and when you may only have one chance to win.
When you need answers or advice after a car accident, simply contact Morris & Dewett Injury Lawyers. We are ready to help 24/7.
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Morris & Dewett Injury Lawyers has an unmatched record of success in all types of car accident cases, including those involving dangerous roads. Let us make your claim and recovery our next victory.
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- What Makes Road Conditions Bad & How Does That Cause Car Accidents?
- Who Can I Sue After a Bad Road Condition Accident?
- How Do I Prove Fault for a Car Accident Caused by Bad Roads?
What Makes Road Conditions Bad & How Does That Cause Car Accidents?
Well-designed, well-constructed, and well-maintained roads are essential to the safe flow of traffic. Tragically, however, millions of roads across the nation are not as safe as we’d like to believe. In fact, when it comes to bad roads across the U.S., Louisiana and Texas have been ranked among the top 20 states with the worst roads (source: CA).
Any number of factors can contribute to these risky road conditions and car crashes, including (but not limited to):
- Unsafe roadway design: From overly narrow lanes and blind curves to no shoulder area, no guardrails, no bicycle lanes, and more, road design flaws can take several forms and create all sorts of dangers. Anyone one of those could play a role in causing serious car crashes.
- Failures to maintain the roads: The wear and tear of traffic can take a heavy toll on streets, on-ramps, off-ramps, highways, freeways, and other roads. Failures to address this wear and tear via roadway maintenance could mean ignoring potholes, not replacing damaged traffic signs, or failing to repaint lane markings, for example. Any of those failures can make it a lot harder to control vehicles or safely operate them on the roads
- Dangerous traffic interruptions: Failures to remove debris from the roads, risky detours, and unsafe highway work zones could all result in accident-causing traffic disruptions on the roads.
- Adverse weather: Severe weather can make the roads dangerously slick, reducing traction and creating another serious risk of car wrecks.
Who Can I Sue After a Bad Road Condition Accident?
It depends on the exact cause(s) of your auto crash. That’s because different parties can be liable for distinct types of roadway hazards — and these parties may not be the only ones at fault for causing a crash. If you need case-specific answers, a bad road conditions accident lawyer at Morris & Dewett Injury Lawyers can share more in a free, confidential, zero-obligation consultation.
Until that happens, here are some general insights that are important to understand about suing after crashes involving dangerous road conditions:
- If design flaws are involved, engineers, construction companies, or others can be liable.
- Liability for failures to maintain the roads can lie with cities, counties, homeowners’ associations, and/or other parties responsible the road maintenance (including the contractors hired by these parties).
- Drivers and others can be liable when their negligent actions, in addition to poor road conditions, contribute to motor vehicle accidents.
How Do I Prove Fault for a Car Accident Caused by Bad Roads?
Various evidence may be essential to proving liability for bad road condition accidents. Those items can include (and are not limited to):
- Crash photos and videos, showing the risks or dangers of the road
- Police accident reports, describing how road conditions could have played a role in the wreck
- Witness statements, also describing road conditions
- Road maintenance records, detailing when and how the are maintained
- Recordings from surveillance cameras or dashcams, showing how vehicles moved on the roads prior to or during the crash
This may be just the beginning of what’s needed to establish dangerous road conditions and prove that they played a role in causing a car crash. To identify and gather all the evidence you may need — and to put that evidence to the best use for a potential claim — it’s best to work with an experienced attorney, like the bad road conditions accident lawyers at Morris & Dewett Injury Lawyers.
Get Answers & Experienced Help from a Bad Road Conditions Accident Lawyer 24/7
Your case, recovery, and future could depend on what you do after an accident and the legal counsel you retain. When you want extraordinary advocacy from seasoned attorneys who truly care, it’s time to contact a bad road conditions accident lawyer at Morris & Dewett Injury Lawyers.
Backed by two decades of experience and an unmatched record of success, we are proud to offer fierce advocacy, strategic representation, and client-focused service. We are also devoted to seeking the best possible resolutions no matter how complex a case may be. Discover the difference our team can make in your claim and recovery by contacting us today.
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