Defective Roadway Lawyers for Broward, Miami-Dade, Palm Beach and other Florida Counties
There are Federal and Florida laws in place to protect motorists from hazards caused by dangerous and defective roads. To provide a safe driving environment, there are requirements for guardrails, warnings, cones and signs that construction companies must have in their proper place during road construction.
Even though there are numerous laws to protect drivers, the amount of road construction Florida residents drive through on a daily basis can seem like an obstacle course of potential danger.
From ramps to get off or on I-95, to neighborhood intersections – there always seems to be road construction somewhere in Florida. Road hazards are the cause or at least contribute to car accidents, motorcycle accidents and truck accidents more than you might think.
Even though there is no denying most of the time an accident is caused by another driver, there are often other factors that may have contributed to an accident.
Some of these factors include:
- Defectively designed roads
- Malfunctioning or missing traffic signals
- Malfunctioning or missing road signs
- Gradients or slopes that are too steep
- Highways that have not been maintained properly
- Improperly marked or placed construction zones
- Construction equipment left in the highway
- Debris that was not removed in a timely fashion
- Excessive gravel or oil
- Inadequate lane width design flaw
- A blind corner that is a result of a design flaw
- Improper grading
It is unfortunate when a person is following the laws of the road and suddenly finds they are driving into a construction area with a hazardous road condition. It could be an improperly marked construction zone or debris that has been left on the road. Now the driver finds themselves in an unfair situation where they have to slam on the breaks (risking a rear end collision), quickly switch lanes (risking hitting another car) or drive through the hazard. When someone is involved in an accident and is injured in these types of cases, it is important to take note of how this all happened.
Depending on the location of the accident, the responsibility could lie with the city, the county or the Department of Transportation. Determining who is at fault in these types of complex cases can be difficult. Holding a government entity responsible can be even more difficult. An even bigger hurdle for the accident victim is the cost involved with litigating defective roadway cases.
This is where the personal injury lawyers of Madalon Law can help. Our injury firm will carefully examine the case, details of the accident and use every tool possible to help you. We will even take on all the costs of your case and will not bill you unless we win.
If you or a loved one has been injured due to hazardous roadway conditions, you need to contact an attorney and get answers today. Contact us now for your free consultation.