Hazardous Road Accidents in North Carolina
Let Our Experienced Car Accident Lawyers Fight for You
When you are injured in a
motorcycle accident because of a pothole or other hazardous road condition, you may not know
where to turn. With the help of a skilled legal team, you can take legal
action against the local government or municipality that was responsible
for the road hazard.
At Lanier Law Group, we have a reputation for fighting tirelessly and aggressively
on behalf of injured drivers throughout the state of North Carolina. Our
experienced lawyers have been committed to serving the community since
1997. If you were hurt in a car accident caused by a hazardous road condition
and need trustworthy help in filing a claim, please visit any of our offices
or contact us today to request a free, no-obligation consultation.
Reach us online or call
(855) 757-4204 to speak to a North Carolina road hazard accident lawyer today.
Types of Hazardous Road Conditions
If you drive on North Carolina roads, you know that some of them are marred
by crumbling pavement, cracks, and potholes. These road defects can damage
your tires and axle, causing you to lose control of your vehicle.
Some of the most common types of road hazards include:
Potholes: No pavement can withstand the forces of Mother Nature year after year.
It is generally the responsibility of the town or city to ensure that
potholes are repaired.
Missing or damaged guardrails: The lack of a proper guardrail can cause you to hit a tree or pole or
drive off a cliff.
Uneven pavement: Roadways may become uneven either because they are under construction
or because of damage from traffic and weather. Regardless of why the pavement
is uneven, it can cause damage to your vehicle and injury to you and your
Lack of centerlines: If road markings are missing or obscured, you and other drivers are likely
to have trouble navigating the road.
Note that this list represents only some of the myriad road hazards that
may be responsible for your accident. At Lanier Law Group, we can conduct
an exhaustive investigation into the cause of your accident and, whenever
appropriate, begin immediately compiling evidence to support your claim.
Who Is Liable for Hazardous Road Accidents?
As previously mentioned, road hazards typically fall under the responsibility
of local governments and/or municipalities. However, this is not always the case.
At Lanier Law Group, we are experienced in and skilled at investigating
and identifying liable parties in road hazard accident claims. These parties
- The city/local government
- The state government
- The federal government
- A public agency
- A private business, such as a construction or landscaping company
The specific factors involved in your situation will point to who is liable
for your accident and the resulting injuries. For example, if you hit
a pothole at a high speed on an interstate highway, the state of North
Carolina may be liable. Or, if equipment falls from a construction truck,
hitting your car and causing you to collide with another vehicle, the
owner/operator of that private truck may be liable.
Our North Carolina road hazard accident lawyers can look at all of the
various circumstances involved in your case, gather pertinent evidence,
and build a solid case that supports your claim.
Put a Heavyweight in Your Corner
Whether you are injured in a car accident because of a
fatigued driver or a hazardous roadway, our lawyers are here to fight for your rights.
We've been helping victims of auto accidents from
Burlington, and everywhere in between with their injury cases involving hazardous
roads. When you hire a lawyer at our firm, you're hiring a heavyweight
who will fight for you.
Lanier Law Group provides injury victims with experienced counsel every
step of the way. If you suffer a car accident injury, we want to help you.
To schedule a free initial consultation, call us at
(855) 757-4204 or
contact us online.