Accidents Caused by Defective Roadways
Philadelphia and Allentown, Pennsylvania and New Jersey
Motor vehicle accidents in Pennsylvania and New Jersey can be caused by a number of factors. When you are involved in an accident, your ability to collect compensation will rely on proving that another party’s negligence caused your injuries. Most of the time, another driver is at fault for causing the accident, but in other cases hazardous roadways are a significant contributing factor. Defective roadways are too often overlooked in accident cases, but they are frequently the result of a different kind of negligence.
What is a Defective Roadway?
Some examples of defective roadways include:
- Debris that was not remove din a timely fashion
- Shoulder drop-offs
- Excessive gravel and/or oil
- Malfunctioning or inadequate warning signs or signals
- Design flaws such as inadequate lane width, blind corners, and improper grading
State and local government entities are responsible for maintaining public roadways to ensure the safety of the thousands of motorists that use them every day. When a dangerous roadway results in an accident, the negligent party can and should be held accountable for damages.
Responsible Parties in Defective Roadway Accidents
Depending on the location of your accident, responsibility could lie with the Department of Transportation or with a local city or county municipality. Determining liability in these cases can be complex, and holding a government entity responsible is often difficult.
The Philadelphia defective roadway attorneys at Wapner, Newman, Wigrizer, Brecher & Miller have years of experience investigating motor vehicle accidents caused by dangerous roadways. Our experienced team of legal professionals will carefully review every aspect of your accident to ensure the negligent party is held responsible.
Our car accident lawyers in Pennsylvania can help you establish liability for compensation, and we can also help clear your name in accidents you may be considered at fault for. If a proper investigation is never completed, the defective roadway will remain hazardous for other drivers, continuing to cause accidents and endanger lives. Our attorneys will conduct a thorough investigation to help place the blame where it truly lies.
If you have been injured in an accident caused by a defective roadway in Pennsylvania or New Jersey, please contact us today to schedule a free initial consultation. Wapner, Newman, Wigrizer, Brecher & Miller has offices in Philadelphia, West Conshohocken, Allentown, and Marlton.
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