According to a 2009 Georgia Department of Transportation mileage report there are 54,746 statewide lane miles and almost 120 million daily vehicle miles traveled. Road congestion and deficiencies create hazards and danger to all auto travelers.
Consulting a Clayton County attorney after an auto accident enhances a victim's ability to receive a reasonable settlement. If you have been injured in an automobile accident you should discuss your case with an accident attorney at Shane Smith Law.
Georgia's infrastructure deficiencies often contribute to or cause major auto accidents. These may include:
- Potholes: These may be barely visible when they are filled with dirty rain water or when there is traffic congestion.
- Deficient design: Roadside lighting may be insufficient, curves may limit visibility (particularly at dawn or dusk), grading problems may accumulate water that can lead to sliding or hydroplaning in rainy conditions and poorly indicated lane lines can create driving problems in the dark.
- Construction: Road debris from construction projects can create driving hazards and unexpected traffic speed changes. Some construction may not have adequate warning signs or may have speed limits that are too high for safe driving under the altered conditions.
If you or someone you know has been hurt in an auto accident, meet with a Clayton County auto accident lawyer. Call Shane Smith Law to schedule a free legal consultation.