Dangerous Roads Can Create Accidents
Sometimes dangerous road conditions can cause or contribute to accidents that result in serious injuries or even wrongful death. Even the best drivers can be caught unaware if they encounter a road hazard or a poorly planned intersection. If this happened to you, you may have legal recourse against the company or local government department in charge of maintaining the road.
For more than 40 years, LTH Law has handled injury cases that took place on notoriously dangerous local roads such as Route 61, the Frackville Grade, Route 209 and Route 924. We are familiar with the hazards posed by these and other local roads, and we know the necessary steps to take to uncover the true cause of your accident. Contact us to schedule a free consultation for your personal injury case.
What Makes A Road Dangerous?
Dangerous road hazards most often stem from faulty design, construction, maintenance or failure by the government to make road changes to adapt to new conditions. Common unsafe road conditions include:
- Roads designed with poor visibility near intersections and curves
- Lack of guardrails or other safety equipment along road drop-offs
- Improper or missing signage warning of road hazards like dangerous curves
- Failure to repair potholes
- Unsafe road construction zones
Who Is Responsible For An Accident On A Dangerous Road?
Public entities that build and maintain roads have an obligation to repair or correct road hazards that create an unreasonable and foreseeable risk of harm. When dangerous roads contribute to or cause vehicle accidents, the government authorities responsible for those roads may be liable for the resulting injuries, if they knew (or should have known) of the unsafe road conditions that caused the accident. Of course, if another motorist’s negligence caused your accident, you may also have a legal claim against him or her.
Thorough Investigation By Experienced Lawyers
LTH Law can thoroughly investigate the cause of your accident and use accident reconstruction experts to determine whether a hazardous road contributed to your injuries. Our attorneys have more than 100 years of combined experience and a long history of winning sizable verdicts and settlements on behalf of our injured clients.
Contact Our Schuylkill County Hazardous Road Injury Lawyers
If you or someone you love has been injured in an accident on a dangerous road, call our Pottsville office at 800-473-8125 or send us an email to schedule a consultation to discuss your rights and options.
Personal injury cases are taken on a contingency fee basis, meaning you pay no attorney fees unless we win your case. If you cannot come to our office, we can meet with you at your home, at the hospital or in a nursing home.