When driving, there is an expectation that the roads will be safe and well maintained. State and local authorities are responsible for maintaining the conditions of the road, but if they are negligent in doing so it can be dangerous for drivers who need to travel on those roads.

Safe road design requires that road users must have sufficient time to be able to see, process, and react to information. These standards are even more critical for motorcyclists as errors can have more severe consequences. When a necessary design element is overlooked or not used properly, road conditions become dangerous for even the most cautious driver. Some of the types of defective designs that can lead to serious injuries in a crash include:

•Faulty traffic lights
•Lack of stoplights or signs
•Dangerous speed limits
•Inadequate shoulder areas
•Dangerous barricades
•Inadequate lighting
•Overly narrow lanes
•Missing or defective guardrails
•Inadequate water drainage
•Potholes
•Vegetation overgrowth
•Structural problems
•and more

If you are involved in an accident due to any type of road defect, you may be able to receive compensation for your injuries. The Law Office of Thomas Grier has the experience and resources to handle your case and is here to help you.