The country’s highways and byways seem to be constantly under construction. The delay caused by highway workers is frustrating, and when people are running late, the danger of the situation is elevated because of erratic driving. While the government takes precautions to implement safety barriers and other checks so a poor road condition is less likely to cause an accident, not every accident can be avoided. Sometimes the safety measures in place are inadequate, the equipment used is substandard, or the workers are negligent. Whatever the cause, if you are injured as a result of poor road maintenance, you may seek compensation from the responsible parties. Even the most responsible drivers can become victims of improperly maintained roadways and/or construction zones that create unexpected hazards.
Before hitting the road, it is a good idea to have a clear picture of the road conditions you are likely to encounter. Knowing where construction is taking place can help you avoid unsafe locations and an accident, but it is not a guarantee. An improperly maintained road may present the following hazards:
- High-traffic construction areas, at high-traffic times of day
- Unmarked or improperly marked construction zones
- Views obstructed by construction or signage
- Unprotected railroad crossings
Other drivers and city, construction companies, state and federal governments may be responsible for these dangers. The government is often immune from prosecution, but that does not mean seeking damages from it is impossible. Our experienced lawyers have success in pursuing claims against these entities. We understand the unique obstacles when facing government agencies and are skilled at overcoming them to our clients’ benefit.
If you have been in an accident because of an improperly maintained roadway, poor road condition, subpar safety equipment or unmarked construction zone, we can help. Call a personal injury attorney in Boston with experience in lawsuits against the city. Fight for full and fair compensation for your injuries by calling us to schedule a free initial consultation.