Failure to Warn Motorists about Road Hazards can Result in Serious Injuries

While the vast majority of car accidents are caused by driver error, a significant number are the result of poorly designed roads or failure to warn motorists about dangerous road conditions.  The failure to warn issue can come up in several ways, but most commonly occurs when inadequate signage fails to warn motorists about a permanent condition like a sharp curve or an intersection, or the failure to warn motorists of a temporary hazard such as a construction zone. Often the party who is responsible for warning motorists about dangerous conditions is the state or a governmental subdivision, so a special set of legal rules apply in cases where a person seeks to sue based on a failure to warn motorists about a dangerous condition. As a result, anyone injured in an accident that they believe may have been prevented by signage or other notifications to motorists should talk to one of the experienced attorneys at Shane Smith Law as soon as possible.

There are several types of roadway conditions that have the potential to cause serious accidents, and of which approaching motorists should be aware. Among the types of hazards of which drivers should be notified include:

  • Sharp curves

  • Falling rocks

  • Construction zones

  • Flooding hazards

  • Poor visibility

  • Unexpected intersections

  • Approaching stoplights

  • Train crossings

These are just of the potential conditions that could result in an accident if motorists are not given adequate warning. An experienced attorney will be able to review the facts of your accident and inform you whether he or she believes that you have a claim you could potentially pursue.

Contact a Woolsey personal injury lawyer for a free consultation

If you have been involved in an accident that you think could have been prevented by the presence of warnings, you should discuss your case with a Woosley car accident lawyer as soon as possible. To schedule a consultation with one of our attorneys, call Shane Smith Law today at (980) 246-2656

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