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I was injured in a car crash and want to know if I’m responsible even though I believe the accident was a result of a dangerous road condition.

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Although rare, it is true that dangerous and hazardous road conditions can cause Atlanta auto accidents. If it is determined that a dangerous road condition caused your car crash, then the entity responsible for that road may be held liable for your injuries and damages. Often times you will need assistance in determining the cause of your crash. A skilled Atlanta accident attorney with access to accident reconstructionists and engineers can help you determine if a poorly maintained road could have caused your crash.

Some of the possibilities include:

  • Defective road construction – If recent road construction was flawed and construction workers failed to use good materials or construct the road properly, errors in road construction could be grounds for liability.
  • Poor road maintenance – If roads have been neglected or maintained poorly, it also be grounds for liability.
  • Faulty road designs – If a bad road design caused your crash, state and local government agencies could be held liable for your accident-related injuries.
  • Dangerous intersections – When speed limits are too fast or the speed limit sign was improperly placed, intersections become more dangerous. Also, if drivers cannot see because of a tree or shrub covering a stop sign or a traffic light, dangerous conditions occur.

If you believe your car crash occurred due to any of the above items or because of poor drainage, lack of warning signs, improperly marked roadways, insufficient road surfacing, or other dangerous roadway conditions, please call an experienced Atlanta personal injury lawyer at the Law Offices of Shane Smith today at 770-HURT-999 for a free consultation and to find out more about your rights.

Shane Smith
Advocate for the Seriously Injured in Georgia