What to do When an Unsafe Road Condition Causes Your Accident

More often than not, car accidents are caused by at least one negligent driver, but in a few rare instances, the drivers of all involved vehicles could have been operating with complete care and still end up in a crash. How can that be? Some car accidents are the result of unsafe road conditions, which can result in serious injuries or even fatalities. When this occurs, people want to know: Who is at fault?

In cases that involve one negligent driver, it can be easy to determine liability, but when an unsafe road condition causes the accident, liability may be a little tougher to prove. Depending on the nature of the hazard, a manufacturer, architect, construction crew, or even the government may be held responsible. How do you determine which it is?

If you were involved in a car accident caused by an unsafe road condition, the best thing you can do for your car accident case is to hire an experienced Dallas car accident attorney. At Clark Law Group, our attorneys employ a number of investigative procedures to determine fault and come up with enough evidence to build a compelling case.

Common Unsafe Road Conditions

When most people think of unsafe road conditions, they think of potholes and unsafe drop-offs, and while these types of conditions are certainly on the list of hazardous circumstances, the most common unsafe road conditions are the following:

  • Malfunctioning or nonworking traffic lights;
  • Objects in the road;
  • Lack of signage;
  • Improperly placed signs;
  • Negligent construction;
  • Obscured signs;
  • Poor lighting;
  • Steep shoulders or drop-offs;
  • Poor road design; or
  • Poor road maintenance.

Typically, dangerous road conditions are the fault of government entities, in which case, you may have trouble obtaining compensation for your injuries even if you can prove liability. Local, county, and state governments not only have ample resources to employ to keep you from succeeding, but also many have protections in place to keep citizens from pursuing claims in the first place.

On the other hand, if you are able to prove that the dangerous road condition was the fault of a construction crew member, manufacturer, engineer, or other public employee, you may have a shot at recovering financial compensation. This is also true if you can prove that the unsafe road condition was severe, that the government knew of the severe condition, yet it continued to do nothing about it.

An Experienced Dallas Car Accident Attorney can Help

If you were involved in a car accident that was caused by an unsafe road condition, you may have your work cut out for you. That said, with the right Dallas car accident lawyer on your side, you can prove liability and recover the financial compensation you need to pay for your damages both present and future. To schedule your appointment with a member of Clark Law Group, call our office today or contact us online.

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