There are a number of factors and conditions that can lead to a determination that a street, rural road or county, state or interstate highway was defective in some way — and ultimately caused an accident for that reason.
A car or truck accident may appear to have been caused by driver fatigue, weather conditions, traffic congestion or violation of traffic laws by one of the drivers. A close inspection into the circumstances of the truck or car crash, however, may clearly reveal that the road itself had a fatal flaw or defect such as the following:
- Design defects resulting in entrance or exit ramps being too short to effectively control traffic during on or off merging
- Lack of proper signs or visibility problems caused by branches or trees obscuring signs
- Engineering defects resulting in accumulation of standing rain water on a portion of a highway, causing drivers to hydroplane
- Bridge engineering defects
Handling Cases Involving North Carolina Dangerous Roadways · Accident Attorney Represents Injured Motorists and Passengers
When a roadway has a defect that contributes to or causes an accident, an injury claim will be directed at the government entity responsible for designing, building and maintaining that road. This may be a municipal government, a county or the state. Attorneys of the Law Offices of Wade E. Byrd, P.A., have the confidence, the experience and the knowledge necessary to bring injury claims against the government when that government body failed to protect travelers on a street or highway.
In the event that the government body protects itself from lawsuits through sovereign immunity, an injured car or truck accident victim may be able to obtain compensation through his or her own uninsured/underinsured motorist coverage. It is also possible that a third party, a commercial entity such as a sign-making company, was also responsible — and should share in the liability.
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The Law Offices of Wade E. Byrd helps injury victims regain control of their lives by holding negligent persons or entities accountable. Our personal injury attorneys offer a free initial consultation, including home or hospital visits. We handle cases on a contingency basis, so we front the costs of expert testimony. We do not collect attorney fees until we win compensation for you.
Call 910-323-2555 to discuss your medical malpractice or auto accident case and legal options. We represent clients throughout North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, West Virginia, Georgia and Pennsylvania.