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Written by AskTheLawyers.com™ on behalf of Richard M. Kenny with The Law Office of Richard M. Kenny.
But did you know that the road itself could also be the cause of the accident? Poor road design is a form of negligence that can have serious and fatal consequences.
How can you tell when the road design is a factor in car accidents? If any of the following is occurring, the design of the road could be playing a role in crashes:
Municipal agencies can also be held responsible for accidents that occur due to failure to maintain road conditions and fix hazards like large potholes and debris.
Every car accident is different, and often there are often multiple factors in play. A distracted driver, a defective auto part, and a poorly designed road could all play roles in a single crash.
This is why it’s important to contact an attorney after every car accident, even if you suspect that you were at fault. Your attorney can launch an investigation to determine what really happened. This could mean holding municipal bodies accountable for ignoring safety concerns when designing roads. It happens more often than you might think.
Written by AskTheLawyers.com on behalf of Richard Kenny
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