Dangerous Road Defects

Road defects are commonly experienced by most drivers—how many potholes did you see on your way to work this morning?—but some defects become so severe that they contribute to dangerous and damaging accidents. Typically, it is the local municipality that is responsible for maintaining the safety of its public roads, but that may not always be the case—for instance, accidents that occur in construction zones may be the liability of the construction company.

Commonly Reported Roadway Defects

While any road defect may be potentially dangerous, our Dallas legal team has found the following conditions to be among the most commonly reported and most hazardous road defects:

  • Shoulder drop-off
  • Potholes
  • Uneven pavement
  • Lack of signs
  • Lack of guardrails
  • Construction site negligence
  • Municipal negligence

Road conditions are constantly changing, particularly during or following any bout of severe weather. However, local streets and highways should be closely monitored by the agency responsible for their care, especially in areas that prone to defect. When these agencies, whether it is a municipality or a construction company, are negligent in their duties, they may be held financially liable for any resulting damages.

Consult with a Dallas Road Defect Attorney

At Law Offices of Mark T. Lassiter, our Dallas road defect attorneys will aggressively pursue financial restitution for the injuries and property damage associated with your road defect accident from responsible parties. To discuss the particulars of your accident with one of our personal injury lawyers, please call our Dallas offices at (214) 457-1668 today.


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