Road Design Defects

Las Vegas Road Defect Lawyer

Representing the Victims of Auto Accidents due to Road Defects

Nevada auto accidents are most often caused by motorist negligence, but in some cases, an auto accident may be caused or exacerbated by a road defect. In these situations, you may be able to recover financial compensation from the government entity responsible for maintaining the defective roadway.

At Robert M. Apple & Associates, our Las Vegas car accident lawyers focus on helping the victims of all types of car crashes – including highway accidents, single car accidents, multi-vehicle accidents, and rollover accidents – obtain the financial recovery that they deserve.

If you were in a Nevada car accident, contact Robert M. Apple & Associates at (702) 646-0085 today to schedule a free, no-obligation consultation to learn more about a possible personal injury lawsuit.

Common Road Design Defects

One of the most common road design defects is the lack of adequate guardrails, which are essential to keeping motorists safe, especially on bridges and along steep cliffs. The lack of adequate guardrails can result in rollover accidents and other catastrophic accidents.

Other common road defects include:

  • Poor water drainage systems
  • Improper gradation of curve
  • Lack of adequate road shoulder
  • Lack of warning signs
  • Unsafe bridges

 

Liability for Road Design Defects

If you were injured in an auto accident caused or exacerbated by a road design defect, you may be entitled to personal injury damages from the public entity responsible for designing or maintaining the roadway. Lawsuits against public entities can be difficult to pursue, however. In order to support your claim, you will need to prove the following:

(1)   the road defect that caused your injuries was the responsibility of the entity at issue;

(2)  the roadway was defective or created an unreasonable risk of harm or injury;

(3)  the entity had actual or constructive notice of the defect and did not fix the problem within a reasonable length of time; and

(4)  the road defect was the legal cause of your injuries.

Additionally, lawsuits against government entities for road defects have very strict, and relatively short, statutes of limitations. Moreover, there might be limitations on the amount of compensation you can recover from a government entity. For these reasons, it is highly recommended that you consult with a skilled Nevada auto accident lawyer if your auto accident was caused or exacerbated by a road defect.

At Robert M. Apple & Associates, our Las Vegas auto accident attorneys have focused on helping the victims of motor vehicle accidents obtain the financial recovery that they deserve for more than 30 years. As a result of our extensive knowledge and experience, we are able to conduct a thorough factual investigation of an auto accident to determine whether the accident may have been caused by a road defect. Our vast legal knowledge allows us to effectively and efficiently assess complex liability issues so that we can pursue all possible legal claims within the applicable statutes of limitations.

Contact our office today at (702) 646-0085 to schedule a free, no-obligation consultation to learn more about a possible car accident lawsuit.

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