Was A Dangerous Roadway To Blame For Your Car Accident?

There are many potential factors that can result in a car accident, and not all of them involve human error. Often, many people fail to think that a roadway 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 roadway.

If you have been injured in an auto accident that was the result of a dangerous roadway 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 Roadways

There are several different types of dangerous roadways that can cause a serious or even fatal car crash. A few common examples include but are not limited to the following:

  • 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 roadway, it can result in a roadway having dangerous curves or blind intersections that may take motorists by surprise and result in a crash.
  • Lack of guardrails. Roadways need to have guardrails as well as center dividers in place to protect motorists from driving into a ditch or other dangerous condition.
  • Little-to-no visibility. Those in charge of designing a roadway need to ensure the roadway 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, in addition to motorcyclists and bikers.

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

Proving Liability In A Dangerous Roadway Accident

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

At Lipton Law, our passionate attorneys have successfully represented individuals injured as a result of a dangerous roadway. We can investigate the history of the roadway 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.