Even with the warmer seasons on their way, car accident lawyers warn you that poor road conditions still exist. In our previous blogs, we covered how weather can make driving a challenge. This blog will focus on other conditions that can happen during any time of the year.
In Utah, we see a lot of construction and maintenance on our roads. While this keeps them safer in the long run, our car accident lawyers know that work areas can pose a hazard. It’s important for these areas to be highly visible to all drivers, but be on the lookout for constructions zones that pop on the horizon without warning or that get in the way of traffic.
Sometimes the road itself can be a hazard. Geographical differences are one of the beauties of the United States, but they can pose a challenge to road construction. Use extra caution if you are on roads that have sharp turns, narrow shoulders, blind curves, or drop-offs.
Ruts and Potholes
Roads wear down with time. The weight of so many vehicles driving the same route can begin to leave wheel ruts in the surface of the road. The soil beneath also begins to shift, causing potholes. Paint lines begin to fade which can cause confusion between drivers.
Missing Barriers or Signs
As car accident lawyers, we know that the law can give us warnings and keep us safe. This is reflected on the road with signs and barriers. However, in some cases these signs and guardrails might be missing. It’s important for cities to be on the lookout for these potential hazards and for drivers to never let their guard down.
These hazards can contribute to serious auto accidents. If you or a loved one has been injured due to the negligent road conditions, our team of car accident lawyers at Robert J. Debry and Associates can help you get the compensation that you deserve. Contact us today or visit our website to set up a free consultation.