Hazardous Road Accidents in North Carolina
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When you are injured in a car, truck, or 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.
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 passengers.
- 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 may include:
- 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 Charlotte to Greenville, from Jamestown to 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.