Not all automobile accidents are the result of a driver's negligence. In some cases, accidents are caused as the result of dangerous roadways, construction zones and physical debris on the road. These conditions can make it hard for drivers to successfully navigate roadways and can often lead to catastrophic, and sometimes fatal, injuries to drivers and passengers.
In construction zones, construction workers are also at risk when vehicles are traveling too fast or are out of control.
At the law firm of Holder Susan Slusher Oxenhandler LLC, in Columbia, our attorneys provide experienced representation for injury victims in the state of Missouri. If you have been injured in a car accident that was the result of a dangerous road or highway, discuss your circumstances with one of our lawyers and learn what your rights are for a personal injury claim.
Accidents Caused by Dangerous Roadways in Missouri
There are many examples of conditions that can make it dangerous for drivers on Missouri roadways. Roads, intersections and highways need to have proper markings, in order for drivers to stay in their lanes, make turns properly and navigate successfully. Barriers and guard rails need to be installed where necessary, especially on sharp corners. Roads also need to be free of debris and other types of obstructions that may result in accidents.
Construction zones are areas that have additional risks for drivers and require decreased speeds and additional precautions. These zones also need proper markings and the necessary barriers to ensure that people are safe, including construction workers. Drivers have a responsibility to follow signs and limit speeds, but the design of these zones can play a large role in driver safety.
If you have been injured as in a car, truck or other motor vehicle accident in Missouri, we encourage you to contact our Columbia injury lawyers for a prompt case review and clear picture of your options for pursuing damages.