5 Serious Roadway Defects that Could Injure You
Driving is dangerous enough, without having to worry about the roadways you use being defective or unsafe. Many of the roads and highways in South Carolina are in poor condition. Unfortunately, as we at the Goings Law Firm, LLC, know, roadway defects are a reality that many innocent drivers in the Columbia area and throughout South Carolina face due to the negligence in crews repairing road damage. And though there is a relatively large number of different road defects that can exist and cause serious accidents, several tend to be more common – and more dangerous.
5 Common Roadway Defects in South Carolina
Bad roads can lead to bad accidents. Though road damage can occur as the result of inclement weather or regular wear and tear on the road, this damage should be addressed and repaired in a timely manner. Unfortunately, this does not always happen, resulting in road defects such as the following:
- Shoulder Drop-Off
- Uneven Pavement
- Lack of Signs
- Lack of Guardrails
Sadly, many people suffer serious injuries and harm as a result of these and other road defects. However, in this situation, it may be possible to hold a construction company, state, county, or municipal agency responsible for the consequences an accident caused by a road defect cause. This does not reverse the effects of such an accident, but does allow victims to often get much-needed compensation and justice.
Contact a Personal Injury Attorney in Columbia, South Carolina
If you or someone you care about has been the victim of a car accident, motorcycle accident, or truck accident that was caused by a roadway defect, then you could be entitled to financial compensation. Our experienced attorneys at the Goings Law Firm, LLC, can help you assess your options and possibly begin pursuing legal action, so call us at (803) 350-9230 today.