Poor Road Design Accidents
Florida is home to roughly 20 million people. Most of the population has access to or owns at least one car. Compared to other countries worldwide, people in the United States do not rely on public transportation as a means of everyday travel, but instead use their own personal vehicles. To accommodate millions of drivers, roads and highways must be constructed throughout the state and laws and signs dictate how drivers behave on these roads. While roads are supposed to go through all kinds of safety inspections and steps to verify that it has been built in accordance with Florida state safety standards, this isn’t always the case.
Florida drivers must be cautious of potentially hazardous road conditions due to poor design. Such conditions include :
- Misleading or Incorrect Signs
- Lack of Signs
- Lack of Guardrails
- Poorly Designed/Placed Guardrails
- Drainage Flaws
- Obstruction of Roadways by Vegetation
- Obstruction of Roadways by Construction Workers
- Dysfunctional Traffic Lights
- Poorly Designed On/Off Ramps
- Faded Road Paint
- Poorly Constructed Median
- Close Corners
- Roads With Blind Spots
- Poorly Designed Intersections
- Inappropriate Speed Limit Assigned
All of these conditions make driving more dangerous and increase the risk of responsible, law-abiding drivers to be involved in a motor vehicle crash resulting in injury or even death.
Common auto accident injuries due to poor road design include:
- Brain damage
- Fractured or broken bones
- Scrapes and bruises
- Spinal injury
- Neck injury
- Psychological Trauma
Because we pay taxes as citizens, it is the State of Florida and the Federal Government’s obligation to ensure that all roads are safe and suitable for all drivers. If any of the conditions listed above occur and result in serious bodily harm, it is the government’s responsibility to repair them as soon as possible. If these issues are not resolved and somebody becomes injured or dies, then they or their family is entitled to be compensated for their grievances.What can we do for you?
If you were involved in a motor vehicle accident and believe that the conditions of the road were a proximate cause of the accident, then you need one of our experienced and dedicated South Florida injury lawyers at The Ansara Law Firm to take your case. Making a personal injury case against a State of Federal government is no easy task, but our legal experts have the experience and aptitude to build a solid case that proves that poor road design directly contributed to the accident resulting in injury. We take injuries very seriously, and make it our mission to ensure that our clients are compensated for all explicit and implicit consequences of an accident that they were involved in. Whether it be compensation for medical bills, lost wages, inconveniences, pain and suffering, mental anguish, or a combination of any of the above, The Ansara Law Firm will fight for you and rectify the situation to the absolute best of our abilities.
If you or one of your loved ones was recently involved in a motor vehicle crash due to poor road design or conditions, call The Ansara Law Firm for a free consultation as soon as possible to increase your chances of being compensated.