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Hialeah Road Hazards

Most of us see road hazards on our daily commutes. We may drive around potholes, debris on the roads, and other dangers. In many cases, we steer around these obstacles and simply get frustrated by their presence. However, if we don't notice the problems in time, they can pose a serious danger, especially if we are riding a motorcycle. Each year, people are seriously injured or even killed in car and motorcycle accidents in Hialeah and other communities because of preventable road hazards.

Florida law, fortunately, does allow victims who have suffered injuries or damages to seek legal claims if their injuries and accident were caused through no fault of their own. If you have been in a traffic accident, it is important to find out whether you have a case. Pursuing fair compensation now ensures that you can afford quality medical care as well as the financial support you and your family will need. To review your options and to find out how much compensation you may qualify for, contact Flaxman Law Group for a free case review.

Why are Road Hazards a Problem in Hialeah and Other Communities?

Road hazards can occur for a number of reasons:

  • Poor road maintenance
  • Poor road design
  • Obstruction by trees or overgrown bushes
  • Incorrectly working traffic lights
  • Road crews or construction crews with poor signage or poor safety precautions

In many cases, these road dangers are completely preventable and are caused by negligence. For example, a contractor or construction company may not clean up debris on the roads after their work or may fail to put up adequate signage. In some cases, communities fail to devote adequate funds to maintaining the roads. In all of these cases, it may be possible to pursue liable parties or even multiple liable parties if these hazards have caused an accident and injuries.

What Types of Road Hazards are Most Likely to Result in Car and Motorcycle Accidents in Hialeah and South Florida?

There are many types of hazards, including fallen tree branches and wildlife on the roads. The dangers that most often lead to accidents include:

  • Potholes
  • Uneven roads
  • Poor road design
  • Incorrect or malfunctioning traffic signals
  • Lack of adequate signage
  • Deep cracks or wheel ruts in the roadways
  • Debris on the roads

These types of road hazards can be especially dangerous for motorcyclists. The smaller vehicles are more vulnerable to uneven roads and potholes, for example, which a larger vehicle may simply drive over. However, deep potholes and other dangers can also cause truck accidents and car accidents in some cases.

Have potholes or other road hazards lead to a car accident that has caused you to suffer serious injuries? You can review all of your legal options by contacting Flaxman Law Group to arrange for a free consultation to discuss your case. The attorneys at Flaxman Law Group have more than 60 years of combined experience and have handled thousands of traffic accident and personal injury cases. They are dedicated to fighting for justice on behalf of clients.

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