A traffic accident can be caused by a number of different factors; however, one such cause not commonly recognized is hazardous roadways. The main reason most drivers underestimate the potential dangers of unsafe or improperly maintained roads is that drivers trust that the municipalities in charge of monitoring the roads are doing so efficiently. However, due to various budget issues, oversight, or mistakes in miscommunication, this isn’t always the case. Insurance companies or law enforcement officers often believe a motor vehicle accident is caused by one of the drivers involved, but a dangerous roadway can certainly contribute to a driver losing control of his or her vehicle, which can lead to a serious collision.
Injured victims should seek qualified legal representation after an accident, and Shook & Stone can help Nevada residents seek the compensation they deserve.
Hazardous roads take on more forms than one would think. There are a variety of hazards on a dangerous roadway that can increase the risk of a motorist getting into an accident. Common dangerous road conditions include the following:
In a traffic accident case that involves a hazardous roadway, a plaintiff must prove that the roadway was a major cause in the crash and that the entity overseeing the road was aware of the problem but failed to fix it in a timely manner. A knowledgeable Las Vegas car accident attorney with Shook & Stone understands the complexities of this type of claim and will work to ensure any negligent parties are held responsible for the damage caused. There is a stringent statute of limitations in regards to claims against the government, so to ensure your lawful rights are protected, please contact our offices immediately to schedule a consultation. Our telephone number is (888) 662-2013, and your information will be kept confidential.