Highways and other roadways are often filled with dangerous conditions ranging from poor design or maintenance to improper signage and lack of guardrails. In many vehicle accident cases, police and insurance companies often assume the accident was caused by driver distraction or other forms of negligence before considering another possible factor, such as a hazardous roadway.
If you have been injured in a motor vehicle accident caused by a dangerous roadway condition, you may have a legal claim for damages against several negligent parties such as the construction crew, and the city or state that is responsible for properly designing, constructing and maintaining the highway or road.
Common roadway hazards include:
- Defective roadway design, including dangerous curves
- Badly designed intersections
- Defective road construction
- Poorly maintained roads
- Improper rerouting of traffic in a construction zone
- Little-to-no visibility
- Lack of appropriate pedestrian crossings
- Improper safety precautions on roadway construction sites
- Misplaced or improper signs
- Lack of traffic lights or railroad crossing lights
- Guardrails that are missing, improperly installed or poorly maintained
Pursuing All Potential Sources Of Compensation
At Jeff Carter Law Offices, P.C., our lawyers are experienced at investigating dangerous roadway accidents to identify individuals, government agencies and private companies that may have negligently caused your injury. We then aggressively pursue justice and fair compensation for our clients from all appropriate sources.
Located in Des Moines, our firm serves clients throughout Iowa, and we are also equipped to handle cases in Nebraska, Minnesota and Georgia. With 30 years of combined experience, we have a reputation for excellence and a long history of obtaining sizeable verdicts and settlements on behalf of injured clients. We can help you, too.
Contact Jeff Carter Law Offices, P.C.
If you have been injured as a result of dangerous roadway conditions, we will stand by you every step of the way and help you get the justice you deserve. Call us at 515-557-1961 or toll free at 888-845-5008 to schedule a free consultation with one of our Iowa dangerous roadway attorneys.
In-home, weekend and evening appointments are available upon request.Personal injury cases are taken on a contingency fee basis, meaning you pay no attorney fees unless we win damages for you