Highly Respected Baltimore Personal Injury Lawyers Serve Victims of Accidents Caused By Faulty Roadway Design
Rely on us to uncover the cause of your accident, and your options for pursuing compensation for your losses
In many cases, determining fault in a car accident is a relatively straightforward process. Law enforcement officers and crash experts carefully review the evidence of the crash scene to determine which actions drivers took immediately prior to the crash. Using the information gleaned from their investigation, experts are able to determine which driver’s actions led to the crash.
Unfortunately, determining fault in some accidents is far more difficult. In these cases, the accident may have been caused by external factors which were beyond the control of any driver involved in the collision, including faulty roadway design. At Mallon & McCool, LLC, we represent drivers who have been involved in crashes caused by faulty roadway design.
Uniquely suited to handle the complexities of faulty roadway accidents
With more than 60 years of combined personal injury law experience, our Baltimore car accident attorneys have the knowledge and skill needed to address even the most complex accident cases. When the cause of an accident is not readily apparent, we have the insight needed to dig deeper into the circumstances leading to the crash to determine who is at fault.
We are uniquely suited to represent victims who have been injured in accidents stemming from a wide range of faulty roadway design issues, including:
- Poor visibility of hazards: Roadway hazards, such as intersections, curves, road construction and more present significant danger to motorists, especially when drivers are not aware of the approaching hazard. Roadways that are designed without proper sightlines or advanced warning systems place drivers at increased danger. Accidents all too frequently occur because of a driver’s obliviousness to dangers.
- Slippery roadways: Roads are designed to hold up to virtually any weather condition, including blizzard; grooved pavement and other strategies are used to protect roadways from unsafe conditions. Poor design may create the potential for slippery surfaces, especially if the design flaws make it impossible for service workers to maintain safe conditions.
- Faulty traffic control devices: Drivers rely upon signage and traffic lights to maintain safe operation of their vehicle. When a traffic control device, whether a speed limit sigh or stop light, malfunctions, drivers may be left unaware of the safe parameters in which to operate their vehicles. Such conditions can lead to accidents, especially when the traffic control device directly impacts the flow of traffic through intersections.
- Traffic flow issues: Roadways that provide inadequate control over traffic flow are highly dangerous. Rural roadways without medians or barriers separating traffic flowing in different directions are far more dangerous that freeways which isolate drivers from oncoming traffic. If a roadway lacks adequate traffic flow control, accidents are very likely to occur.
Who is responsible for roadway defect accidents?
There are several parties that may be held liable for roadway defect accidents, including the engineering firm that laid out the road, the organization that physically created the road and the municipality responsible for maintaining the road.
If your accident is deemed to have been caused by defects in the roadway design, we will pursue payment from the party responsible for the engineering and maintenance of the roadway in an effort to help you recover compensation for all of your losses.
Contact our office to speak to an experienced Baltimore car crash attorney
Sifting through the confusion surrounding accidents that result from roadway design issues can be difficult. Our lawyers have the knowledge and relationships with crash experts needed to uncover the key evidence needed to prove your case for compensation. To schedule a free consultation to discuss your case and to learn more about how we can help, call our Baltimore car accident attorneys at (410) 727-7887, toll free at (800) 918-8872 or contact us online today.