The city, county and California state government are each responsible for ensuring the safety of the variety of roadways utilized by California drivers. The design of a road must be one that promotes safe driving, and maintenance must be done as necessary to keep the road in drivable condition. When the safety and quality of the road is neglected, drivers who must travel on the road are put at unnecessary risk. In some cases, serious accidents leading to extensive injury or even fatality may result from unmaintained roads.
Some examples of ways inadequate or negligent road maintenance can affect the security of the road include:
- Potholes and other wear to the road surface
- Letting guardrails break or become dangerous
- Allowing dangerous traffic control lights
- Allowing erosion and/or lowered visibility of painted markers
- Allowing signs and warnings to deteriorate, be removed or be blocked
- Lack of signage warning of sharp curves, blind intersections, road construction, etc.
- Additional dangers resulting from inadequate road maintenance
If a driver has been involved in an accident or has incurred damage that resulted from poorly or improperly maintained roads, he/she may be able to file a claim with the entity responsible for upkeep of the roadway. This claim could help the victim receive compensation for damages to the vehicle, personal injuries or loss of life, medical bills and pain and suffering caused by the accident.
If you or a loved one are the victim of an injury suffered as a result of a poorly or improperly maintained road or highway, please contact our office and speak with a member of the firm. The applicable statute of limitations is likely already running, so timing can be critically important to your case. Contact us today for a free, no obligation, confidential legal consultation.
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