When most people think of car accidents, they think of collisions that occur between two or more vehicles. However, it is not uncommon for vehicle accidents to be caused by poor roadway conditions. At Price Petho & Associates P.L.L.C., we are here to help when you need a Charlotte car accident attorney after an accident caused by poor road quality. Our team will investigate your case in an effort to secure full compensation for your claim. We are not afraid to take on aggressive insurance carriers or municipal authorities.
Poor road quality can be detrimental
Poorly maintained or designed roadways can have devastating effects on those on drivers. When we turn to the North Carolina Department of Transportation, we can see that there were more than 281,000 total crashes across the state during the latest reporting year. Out of these incidents, there were 1,324 total fatalities and over 80,000 injuries. However, the state of North Carolina is not very forthcoming when it comes to discussing how many accidents were caused by poor roadway conditions.
That is understandable because the state and local government authorities are typically responsible for inspecting and maintaining the roadways. Poor roadway conditions can lead to more than simply a bumpy ride from drivers and passengers. Roads can deteriorate to the level where they become dangerous for others.
At Price Petho & Associates P.L.L.C., some of the most common poor roadway conditions that lead to serious accidents include the following:
- Uneven road surfaces
- Exposed rebar
- Broken concrete
- Cracks in the roadway
- Debris that has not been cleared
Poor road conditions can lead to severe accidents. It is not uncommon for our Charlotte car accident lawyers to help clients who have sustained to the following in these accidents:
- Significant strains or sprains
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Spinal cord trauma with paralysis
- Other severe neck, head, or back injuries
- Lacerations or puncture wounds
- Internal organ damage or internal bleeding
A crash caused by poor roadway conditions may only affect one vehicle, but these accidents are just as likely to involve multiple vehicles. If one vehicle crashes due to poor road quality, it could slam into another vehicle. Similarly, if a driver swerves to avoid poor conditions on the roadway, they could also slam into other vehicles around them.
If an injury lawsuit related to poor roadway conditions needs to be filed against the state of North Carolina or other municipal agencies, it will be necessary to file the claim under the North Carolina Tort Claims Act (NCTCA).
Call our attorneys for a free consultation of your case
If you or somebody you love has been injured in a vehicle accident caused by poor conditions on the roadway, contact an attorney immediately. At Price Petho & Associates P.L.L.C., we have extensive experience handling complicated cases like this, and we want to secure the compensation you are entitled to. This could include:
- Coverage of any medical bills you incur
- Lost wages if you cannot work
- General household out-of-pocket expenses
- Pain and suffering damages
- Property damage expenses