Dangerous Road Defects
When it comes to car accidents, most people automatically assume that they are caused by other drivers. While this is certainly sometimes the case, there are also many instances in which dangerous road defects are actually the cause of the crash. Depending on the factors of the crash and the road defect, it may be possible that the municipal entity in charge of maintaining and repairing that roadway is the one responsible. Unfortunately, as our team at Ausband & Dumont is well aware, Atlanta drivers are put in danger everyday by the various types of road defects that are not addressed on the roadways they use.
Common Road Defects
Over time, and with hundreds of thousands of drivers using them, roadways are bound to become damaged and in need of repairs. Among the more common roadway defects that cause accidents and undue injuries are:
- Shoulder Drop-Offs
- Uneven Pavement
- Lack of Signs
- Lack of Guardrails
Unfortunately, in many cases, though, the repairs needed to address these defects do not take place in a timely manner, leading to dangerous auto accidents. Such accidents not only often result in debilitating injuries or, in the most tragic of circumstances, an untimely death, but also can cause serious emotional and financial issues.
Contact a Personal Injury Attorney in Atlanta
If you are a driver who has suffered physically or fiscally because of a road defect, our attorneys at the Ausband & Dumont believe you may be owed compensation. You can find out more about your legal options and what we might be able to do to help by calling our office at (404) 812-0051.