When Dangerous Road Conditions Are To Blame
At Friedman, Domiano & Smith, our lawyers represent people in personal injury lawsuits, helping them receive needed compensation. Many families depend on this assistance to move forward after a dangerous highway causes injury.
If you have been involved in an accident on a dangerous highway, filing a lawsuit may help you recover compensation for a wide range of things, including lost wages and the cost of medical care. A personal injury settlement can pay medical bills, physical therapy expenses and funeral expenses for a loved one, and it can also compensate for pain and suffering. Our law firm represents people who have been injured in a broad spectrum of auto accidents caused by dangerous highways.
Auto accidents may be caused by these dangerous highway conditions:
- Defective road design
- Highways that have not been maintained in accordance with Ohio Department of Transportation standards
- Improperly placed or marked construction zones
- Construction equipment left in the highway
- Failure to maintain roadways
- Malfunctioning traffic signals
- Failure to adequately cover excavation
- Absent lighting or inadequate signage
Most motor vehicle accidents involving improperly marked roads and highways occur when construction is taking place on the road. In construction zones, lane directions may be changed, along with the lane widths and their placement. When these changes are not properly marked, drivers may not have enough time to adjust their driving. They may become confused, and accidents result.
Further, failure to undertake road construction may cause auto accidents. Many people are injured each year due to negligent maintenance of local roads. An attorney can help you investigate a poorly maintained roadway to see if a cause of action exists for a lawsuit.