According to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS), road debris causes over 25,000 auto accidents annually nationwide. Common forms of debris include roadkill, shredded tire tread, automobile parts, crumbled pavement, and objects that fall from trucks.
Consulting a Clayton County attorney after a car accident enhances a victim's ability to receive a reasonable settlement. If you have been injured in an automobile accident in Clayton County you should discuss your case with a car accident attorney at Shane Smith Law.
Auto accidents caused by road debris may be difficult to pursue as the origin of the debris may not be known or may be impossible to prove. Despite this, it may be possible to pursue the public entity responsible for maintaining roadway safety. In order to prove liability, it must be shown that the entity had been notified of the debris and did not remove it in a timely manner. This entails researching complaints to the public entity, paying careful attention to the number of complaints, the dates and times when the complaints were made, and whether any effort was made to provide warnings of the debris.
Cities or municipalities may be liable for injuries resulting from dangerous conditions on their property. Public entities are expected to take preventative measures before an injury occurs. Having an experienced Clayton County auto accident attorney can help victims pursue a claim against a public entity.