Poor Road Design And Auto Accidents - O'Connor Acciani & Levy

Poor Road Design And Auto Accidents

July 29, 2015 | By O'Connor Acciani & Levy
Poor Road Design And Auto Accidents

While technology and engineering knowledge of roadways continues to increase and improve as time goes on, nearly one-third of all serious automobile and truck crashes were either caused by inadequate roadways or caused by the condition of the road at the time. As problems can occur in the blink of an eye, the law offices of O'Connor, Acciani and Levy want to provide you with road warning signs and potential problems you may encounter as a driver. If you or anyone you know has been injured in a road design related auto accident, please call our experienced auto attorneys today. Call (877) 288-3241 or fill out a Free Case Evaluation right now.

Common Road Issues That May Result In A Car Wreck

  • Highway Ramps: Good highway design takes into account the potential for congestion, provides room for merging, and avoids points where pertinent lane changes could result in an accident.
  • Driver Vision Obstructions: Proper road plans should involve a study of the terrain as well as hills, curves, buildings, structures or other points of hazard.
  • Obstructing Road Materials: Roadway rubble can cause serious damage to cars. Failure to warn drivers of issues ahead often result in accidents and injuries as a result.
  • Shoulder Design: Shoulders should provide adequate space and improve road safety by creating a buffer between stopped vehicles and oncoming traffic. Common design flaws, such as sudden drop-offs or a change in road materials, could result in an accident of a car merging on or off the shoulder.

Free Case Consultation

Taking on a negligent driver is one thing, but implicating the Department of Transportation can be tricky. Here at O'Connor, Acciani and Levy, our personal injury attorneys have many years of legal experience and proven results across both Ohio and Kentucky will help you navigate these waters to ensure you get the justice you deserve.