Tampa Truck Accidents Caused by Dangerous Roadways
Most of us do everything we can to avoid an accident on the road. We obey the speed limit, use designated drivers, and utilize defensive driving techniques. We also perform routine maintenance such as checking tire pressure and replacing damaged windshield wipers. However, with all of the things that can go wrong on the road and cause an accident, the last thing you probably worry about is the road itself.
Unfortunately, dangerous roadways cause many accidents each year — accidents that lead to devastating injuries or worse. If you’ve been involved in a truck accident that may have been caused by a dangerous roadway, contact the Capaz Law Firm to discuss your case now. We will investigate your case to determine if you’re entitled to compensation to for your accident.
What are Dangerous Roadways?
Roads and highways are designed, built and maintained by city, county and state authorities. They are responsible for ensuring safe roadways for motorists and when they neglect this duty, roads can become hazardous. Common conditions considered hazardous include:
- Inadequate Signage. This includes problems like defective traffic signals and signs that are damaged, missing or not easily seen.
- Poor Road Maintenance. This refers to issues like potholes and road debris.
- Faulty Design. This includes problems like sharp curves and short merge lanes that make driving unsafe.
All of these are considered hazardous roadway conditions and can lead to serious accidents.
Who is Liable for Truck Accidents Caused by Dangerous Roadways?
If you’ve been involved in a truck accident caused by a dangerous roadway, you may wonder who is to blame. Sometimes the truck driver is considered at fault. A court may rule that the driver should have known about the dangerous roadway condition and should have taken precaution to avoid an accident. Other times, those responsible for maintaining the road may be considered at fault. An experienced truck accident attorney understands the complexities of these types of cases and can investigate your accident to determine who may be held liable.
Contact a Tampa Truck Accident Lawyer in Tampa
If you or a loved one has been in a truck accident in Tampa that was caused by a dangerous roadway, contact the Capaz Law firm to speak with a truck accident lawyer today. We will thoroughly investigate your case to determine who’s at fault and will fight aggressively to hold them accountable. We can help you recover damages for your injuries, medical bills, and pain and suffering. We can also help you with a wrongful death suit if you lost a loved one in this type of accident. Call for your free consultation.