Road Design Defects
When we drive on a street or highway, we expect that they will be safely
designed and maintained. This is the responsibility of the state and local
governmental authorities. Under state law these governmental units can
be sued for dangerous road design or poor maintenance which results in
accidents. By imposing that liability the state has found that governments
make a greater effort to keep the roads safe. If you have been injured
in an accident due to defective road designs or improper maintenance,
you are urged to contact a
Los Angeles product liability lawyer.
Examples of Defects
Road design defects can include:
Improper Grading of Curves: Roads should be graded with a slope to keep traffic on the road. A flat
curve will lead cars to fly off.
Inadequate shoulders: Where there is little or no shoulder, a car pushed off the road by traffic
has no place to go but into a ditch.
Invisible Road Signs: Sometimes signs are not placed in the correct positions or are covered
up by trees or shrubs.
Lack of stoplights: Some intersections have too much traffic. They require stoplights to prevent
Unmarked road dips: A car hitting a dip at too great a speed can shake up the occupants and
cause the car to skid out of control.
Lack of Water Drainage: Without water drainage, water will go across the road and cause skids.
At Shoop | A Professional Law Corporation we serve clients who have been
victims of road design defects and poor maintenance. When a client comes
to us, we investigate the situation and consult road design experts for
an opinion as to what the government entity should have done to prevent
the accident. We bring action to obtain full damages for our clients for
their medical expenses, property damage, loss of income and pain and suffering.
Contact our firm if you need experienced representation!