Was A Dangerous Road To Blame For Your Car Accident?

Many potential factors can result in a car accident, and not all of them involve human error. Often, many people fail to think that a road could be the cause of a serious crash. In many cases, police and insurance companies assume an accident is due to driver distraction or negligence before considering other possible factors such as a dangerous road.

If you have been injured in an auto accident that was the result of a dangerous road in Michigan, contact Lipton Law for help. For decades, our car accident attorneys have provided the legal representation working families need after an accident caused by negligence, oversight or recklessness. We can help you understand the legal options available to you, as well as the advantages and disadvantages of each.

Types Of Dangerous Roads

Many types of dangerous roads can cause a serious or even fatal car crash. Common examples include:

  • Badly designed intersections. If the design of an intersection is inherently flawed, it can cause head-on or T-bone car accidents, both of which can be severe.
  • Dangerous curves. If careful consideration is not taken when designing a road, it can result in that road having dangerous curves or blind intersections that may take motorists by surprise and result in a crash.
  • Lack of guardrails. Roads need to have guardrails as well as center dividers in place to protect motorists from driving into a ditch or other dangerous conditions.
  • Little to no visibility. Those in charge of designing a road need to ensure that it is lighted properly to increase driving visibility and draw attention to others on the road, including bicyclists and pedestrians.
  • Poorly maintained roads. Roads that are full of potholes or uneven — or obscured by foliage that blocks visibility — can pose a serious threat to motorists, motorcyclists and bikers.

In each of these situations, we can investigate and examine the history of a particular road or intersection to determine whether the location poses a serious danger and needs to be fixed.

Proving Liability In A Dangerous Road Accident Case

Proving liability in an accident believed to have been caused by a dangerous road can be difficult. After such an accident, an injured victim will need to prove that the road contributed significantly to the crash, as well as that the state or city government that oversees the road knew of the dangerous conditions yet failed to repair the road.

At Lipton Law, our passionate attorneys have successfully represented individuals injured as a result of a dangerous road. We can investigate the history of the road to prove negligence and help you hold the appropriate governing body accountable for your injuries and accident-related losses.

To find out what legal options are available to you — and how a lawyer at Lipton Law can help you and your family during this difficult time — contact us online or call our Southfield office at 248-557-1688 for a free initial consultation.