Miami Poor Road Design
A number of agencies and consumer groups compile lists of known dangerous roads. Unfortunately, Florida is home to a number of these. These types of roads are so poorly designed that they cause a high level of fatal accidents when divided by the number of highway miles. It can be especially galling to sustain a severe head injury in Miami, spinal cord trauma, or other serious injury due to poor road design only to learn that others have been injured on the same road and that officials have known about the danger of the road for some time but have not acted to prevent further accidents.
If you have been injured due to poor road conditions, inadequate road maintenance, or dangerous road design, you may have a legal claim against the municipality or against other liable parties in your situation. You may be able to seek compensation that can help pay for medical bills, lost wages, and more. To find out more and to find out whether you have a legal claim or other options for recovering compensation after your car accident, contact Flaxman Law Group today. Flaxman Law Group has handled thousands of personal injury and car accident cases across South Florida and would be pleased with you to meet in a free consultation to review your options.Signs of Inadequate or Dangerous Road Design in Miami and Florida
There are many examples of defective road design, including:
- Inadequate traffic lights or signage
- Lanes that are too narrow for traffic
- Inadequate striping or markings on the roads
- Uneven road surfaces
- Lack of median barriers
- Broken or absent guardrails
- Obstructed traffic signs or lack of warning signs
In some cases, the signs of poor road design are very subtle. For example, traffic lights may be timed so that they increase the risk of a collision, even though this flaw may not be immediately apparent to motorists. In other cases, poor traffic control at intersections or narrow lanes can cause intersection accidents on turns. In these cases, it may require a thorough investigation to even determine whether road design played a role.Why do Poor Road Design Issues Occur?
There are many reasons why poor road design issues can occur, including:
- Inadequate maintenance
- Undertrained or poorly screened engineers designing the roads
- Budget cuts at the municipal or state level
- A community’s lack of response to known design or maintenance issues
There is no excuse and not providing residents with safe roads and correctly maintained roadways. If you have been injured in a traffic accident caused by poor road design, you deserve answers and you deserve justice. If poor road design was caused by recklessness or negligence, you may also have a legal claim that allows you to seek compensation to help pay for your medical bills, lost wages, and other expenses.
If you've been in a motor vehicle accident and think design issues contributed to your collision, contact Flaxman Law Group at any time to arrange a personalized, confidential case consultation. Your no-cost, no obligation consultation is your chance to ask questions and to get information from a personal injury attorney about your situation.