Springfield Road Defect Lawyers
Every year, thousands of Americans suffer injuries in
car accidents resulting from road defects. These defects consist of any abnormality
or flaw in a road, many of which may hamper a driver’s ability to
safely control his or her vehicle.
Oftentimes, road defects arise as a result of poor road maintenance, which
may be considered an act of municipal negligence. If you or someone you
love suffered injuries in an auto accident caused by a road defect, contact
the Springfield car accident lawyers at Strong-Garner-Bauer P.C. at (417)
855-2022 for a free consultation.
Common Road Defects
Road defects may be on the actual roadway or in the surrounding areas.
Additionally, defects may arise from construction and other roadwork.
Common examples of road defects are:
- Shoulder Drop-Off
- Uneven Pavement
- Lack of Signs
- Lack of Guardrails
- Construction Site Negligence
- Municipal Negligence
When a driver comes into contact with any of these defects, he or she can
easily lose control of the vehicle. This puts the driver at greater risk
for a single-car accident, such as rolling over, crashing into permanent
structures, or veering off the road. In addition, some road defects have
the potential to cause large, multi-car accidents that result in serious
injury or even loss of life.
In many cases, the municipality in charge of maintaining a roadway is liable
for injuries resulting from road defects. Individuals affected by road
defects may be entitled to financial compensation if they pursue a
personal injury lawsuit.
The Springfield car accident attorneys at Strong-Garner-Bauer P.C. believe
that you should exercise your right to seek financial compensation if
you were injured because of a road defect.
Contact us today at (417) 855-2022 for more information.