Road Defects

Roadway defects are a serious problem in the United States, involving thousands of innocent drivers in accidents each year. Because roads experience the stress of both environmental erosion and traffic wear and tear, it is normal for them to develop problems such as potholes and shoulder drop-offs over time. However, these seemingly minor road defects can actually lead to devastating accidents, making it critical for municipalities to take responsibility to repair these flaws as quickly as possible.

Common Roadway Defects

Roadway defects can take a variety of forms, from missing signage to actual physical flaws with the surface of the road. However, the knowledgeable attorneys of the Law Offices of Mark T. Lassiter are well-prepared to handle auto accident cases involving a range of road defects, including:

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

Without timely, adequate road repairs, drivers are subjected to dangerous roadway conditions that can cause serious car damage and sometimes catastrophic car accidents. In these situations, the government agency responsible for road quality can be held accountable for its negligence in failing to maintain roads and address road defects.

Contact Us

You have enough concerns as a driver without having to wonder if your local municipalities appropriately maintaining roadways. If a road defect has caused you or a loved one to suffer in a motor vehicle accident, you could be due monetary compensation from the municipal entity at fault for the unsafe road. Contact the experienced auto accident attorneys of the Law Offices of Mark T. Lassiter today by calling (214) 457-1668 to learn more about how we can help you handle your case.


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