You may not have known it, but bad road conditions contribute to many of the accidents that occur on our roadways across the countries. With this being said, it is safe to assume that, at some point or another, a catastrophic truck accident will occur due to these adverse conditions. The problem is that, sometimes, these accidents are difficult to prove because the government that owns the roadways may call you into question and dispute that driver error caused the accident. There are many reasons why roads are actually the culprit of many of these deadly accidents every year, and we will explain why.
Dangerous Road Conditions Leading to Accidents
Poor Road Design: There have been many cases where the design of a road played a role in many accidents. Some of these dangerous designs include dangerous curves put in at places, hazards that obstruct visibility, entrance and exit ramps that are too short, parking policies that limit visibility for drivers, poorly placed traffic signals, defective or missing guard rails, poor draining that leads to hydroplaning, or shoulders that are not visibly distinct.
Construction: Accidents involving passenger vehicles and trucks happen in construction zones for many reasons. Sometimes this happens due to a failure to properly follow approved plans or poor workmanship by workers, leading to bad conditions on roadways.
Poorly Maintained Roads: Sometimes the surfaces of roads are damaged, especially over time. This could cause a driver to hit a pothole at an odd angle and spiral out of control. This could cause a collision between a truck and a passenger vehicle, or multiple vehicles.
Weather and Erosion: The elements have an impact on roadways depending on the season. Weather can leave an impact in the way that it could lead to icy surfaces or cause the road surface to compress.
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If you have been injured in a truck accident and believe that it was due to a faulty roadway, you will need our help. There could be multiple parties responsible for your accident and it helps to have an experienced personal injury attorney on your side through the process. Call us today for more information on how we can help.