Driving on busy highways is dangerous enough without having to worry about the quality of the road itself. In many areas, however, local municipalities fail to address highway defects in a timely manner, potentially leading to devastating highway accidents. Whether these road flaws develop over time due to the natural process of erosion, or they arise due to construction negligence, the government agency responsible for the road should correct these issues so that they do not endanger innocent drivers. If they fail to do so, municipalities can be held financially accountable for any ensuing accidents.
Common Highway Defects
While a variety of road defects can cause car accidents, some are seen more frequently than others. Some of the leading types of highway defects are:
- Debris in the roadway
- Overgrown brush
- Uneven pavement
- Lack of guardrails
- Lack of signs
- Shoulder drop-offs
Although it can seem intimidating to stand up to a negligent municipality, a knowledgeable attorney can help you fight for the compensation you deserve if you have suffered in an auto accident due to a highway defect. This compensation can help you cover damages including auto repairs, medical treatment costs, and lost wages during your recovery.
Contact Our Firm Today
When a highway defect causes you or someone you love to suffer in a car accident, you may have questions about your legal rights and options. However, you may qualify for financial compensation if a careless municipal entity caused your accident. To learn more about your legal options after such an accident, contact the qualified Austin car accident attorneys of the Law Offices of Vic Feazell, P.C., today by calling (512) 710-0931.