You will inevitably encounter many hazards while driving, from careless drivers to inclement weather. While driving on public roads, you should not also have to worry about the road itself being hazardous. You have a right to expect proper road maintenance from the government entity that is in charge of your roads.
In Pennsylvania, the state is responsible for ensuring that roads are properly built and maintained. Even if roads were built up to code, years of vehicle use can wear them down and cause accidents if they are not regularly maintained.
Driving accidents are most commonly caused by driver error, so proving that an accident is caused by road defects rather than driver error is difficult and generally requires proof from the scene of the accident. If you have been injured in a car accident caused by improperly maintained roads, then you should contact a Philadelphia road defects attorney at Zavodnick, Zavodnick & Lasky, LLC immediately. Our experienced personal injury lawyers will work with you to prove that your accident was not your fault.
Common Road Defects
Road defects do not have to cause collisions to be a serious issue. The shock of your car hitting uneven pavement can cause physical damage—such as whiplash—to you or other passengers in the car.
The effects of this kind of physical damage can be long-lasting and painful. Common types of road defects can include:
- Uneven pavement
- Missing pavement
- Missing or damaged guardrails
- Unmarked construction zones
- Poor drainage
A road containing any one of these defects poses a danger to drivers. After an accident of any kind occurs, you should document the condition of the road. If you believe that defects in the road caused the accident, then you should contact a knowledgeable road defects lawyer immediately. We are familiar with these types of cases and can help you get the outcome that you deserve.
Contact a Philadelphia Road Defects Lawyer
Car accidents are frightening and must be taken seriously. Road defect cases are complicated because they are brought against the government entity in charge of the roads and the burden is on you to prove that the road was improperly maintained.
At Zavodnick, Zavodnick & Lasky, LLC, our knowledgeable and compassionate road defects lawyers understand the suffering that you have experienced and want to help you get the compensation you deserve. Please call our Philadelphia offices today at (215) 875-7030 to let us begin fighting for your rights.