Gwinnett County Truck Accident Lawyer Shane Smith Questions the Safety of Georgia’s Roads
Georgia taxpayers, who include individuals and business, expect their tax dollars to take care of the public roads to ensure they are safe for all drivers. Since we all pay taxes through our paychecks, our State income tax, and our property taxes and many other ways, we expect our State and Federal officials to provide its citizens with safe roads to travel upon. However, roads that are not kept up to safety standards can pose a hazard to truck drivers which can put innocent drivers at risk.
Along with our expectation of safe roads, we expect all drivers to be careful when driving so they don’t breach their duty of care and injure or kill an innocent victim. However, with inclement weather, snow, sleet, rain, etc. are present drivers must be extra careful to drive and maintain their duty of care to ensure the safety of others.
These two perils put innocent Georgia drivers at risk of becoming injured. It is necessary to learn more about this unknown hazard so you can stay safe while driving from becoming injured on the road or from a negligent truck driver who may involve you in an accident due to their negligence and an improperly and unsafe road. If you or a relative have been injured by a negligent truck driver, due to a combination of their unsafe driving practices, you may have a legal claim. Call the Law Offices of Shane Smith at (770) 487-8999 to speak with a Georgia truck accident attorney today and schedule your free legal consultation.
How is Road Design Hazardous?
Roads that are not designed and maintained properly can pose hazards to drivers. Truck drivers are put at a greater risk because the sheer size of their vehicle will cause greater damage due to a dangerous road design. There are many ways a road can be hazardous including:
- Dangerous exit ramp designs
- Massive potholes
- Unsafe and inadequate barriers between opposing lanes of highway traffic
- Poorly designed roadways
- Un-level pavement
- Known inherently dangerous intersections with no improvements
While the circumstances surrounding a truck accident are unique, these road conditions may contribute to a truck accident, along with other factors including the potential negligence of the truck driver. Depending on the investigation of the accident, including accident and police reports, witness statements, traffic camera video and other factors will ultimately determine what caused the truck accident and the responsible parties.
Therefore, it is essential to speak with a Gwinnett County truck accident lawyer at the Law Offices of Shane Smith. During your free consultation with a Georgia truck accident attorney you will be informed of all of your legal rights. Call us today at (770)487-8999!