There are times when you share the road with only yourself and yet are still in danger of being involved in a major car accident. How is this so? Many roadways across the United States are left undermanaged and create a hostile terrain for drivers.
Roads need to be maintained and up to code, just as the vehicles we drive. For more information regarding undermanaged roads and legal compensation available to victims of accidents resulting from such roads, contact the Des Moines car accident attorneys of LaMarca & Landry, P.C. today at 877-327-2600.
Dangerous Road Conditions
One of the most nightmarish events a person can face occurs when he or she loses control of a vehicle due to negligent road conditions. Some dangerous road conditions drivers may face include:
- Uneven pavement: Dips in the roads can cause tire punctures, transmission failure, brake failure, or even cause a car to collide with the ground.
- Potholes: Just like uneven pavement, these holes cause damage to vehicles and are especially hazardous to motorcyclists.
- Debris: Cargo or trash that has fallen off other vehicles and large dead animals on the roads can cause a collision, especially at night.
- Lack of signage or non-visible signage: Signs are necessary in warning drivers of dangers ahead such as: winding roads, speed limits, construction zones, wet roads, areas with minimal visibility, and pedestrian crossings.
If you or someone you know has been involved in an accident due to poor road management, contact the Des Moines car accident attorneys of LaMarca & Landry, P.C. at 877-327-2600.