Common and Dangerous Road Defects
We naturally depend on roads for safe travel to and from our destinations, and rely on municipal agencies to take care of these roadways regularly. This involves recognizing road defects and performing necessary maintenance. Unfortunately, such diligence is not always forthcoming, and serious car accidents can occur because of road defects that are allowed to remain.
5 Defects Caused by Negligence
Though roadway defects are especially common problems on busy roadways and well-traveled highways, they can affect any road on which people travel. They also take numerous forms, but some of the most common forms of road defects include:
- Shoulder Drop-Off
- Uneven Pavement
- Lack of Signs
- Lack of Guardrails
In addition to these road defects, general negligence at the municipal level or on construction sites can also lead to serious car accidents that cause innocent people serious and undue harm. From physical harm to emotional trauma and financial burdens, the consequences of an accident caused by a road defect can be immense. Fortunately, the victims of such accidents can sometimes take legal action against the municipal entity responsible for caring for the road.
Contact a Car Accident Attorney in Massachusetts
If a road defect, construction site negligence, or general municipal negligence has led to you being involved in a car accident, you do not have to stand for this injustice. Our attorneys at Crowe & Mulvey, LLP, fight for the rights of our clients in Massachusetts in these situations and may be able to help you get much-needed justice and financial compensation. Contact our offices today by calling (617) 426-4488 and discuss your legal options.