Pompano Beach Road Hazards
In Pompano Beach and South Florida, it seems as though roads are always under construction. Road crews and construction work not only result in delays and detours, but they can also result in serious road hazards that lead to car accidents. Unfortunately, road crews leave debris on the roads and to sometimes create car accidents if inadequate signage or incorrect signage is used to warn motorists of the dangers.
If you have been injured near a construction site or road worksite, it is important to speak with a personal injury attorney to find out whether road hazards played a role in your collision. Even if your accident did not take place near a construction site or road worksite, keep in mind that poor road maintenance and other issues may have played a role in your injuries. If this is the case, you may qualify for compensation that can help you pay for medical costs. To find out whether you may have a legal claim, you can always reach Flaxman Law Group to arrange for a free case review.The Dangers of Road Hazards in Pompano Beach
The 2009 report, On a Crash Course: The Dangers and Health Costs of Deficient Roadways, found that about half of all traffic deaths on highways were due to road hazards. While many of us see road dangers such as potholes as simply an annoyance, the truth is that they can be deadly. They can especially be a danger on highways, where high speeds can make it harder for motorists to notice dangers in time. Highways can be especially dangerous when it comes to road hazards because the high speeds can make it easier for cars to roll over, or lose control if they come into contact with a sharp piece of debris, and uneven road, or another danger.
Each year, road hazards result in serious injuries, including:
- Soft tissue injuries and whiplash
- Back injuries and spinal cord injuries
- Brain injuries
Florida is one of the top five states when it comes to high car accident costs. Not surprisingly, passengers who have sustained a serious injury in a car collision caused by road hazards may experience not only pain and suffering but also financial distress. Medical bills from a serious car accident can result in tens of thousands of dollars or even hundreds of thousands of dollars.
It's important not to undervalue the cost of your injuries. Not pursuing compensation can mean that you end up paying for these costs out-of-pocket, depleting your savings and even going into debt just to pay needed medical costs and other important expenses. If your injuries were caused through no fault of your own, it is unfair for you to have to pay these costs yourself. Florida law in these cases allows you to pursue liable parties.
If you would like to know more about your legal options and your rights to compensation and legal claims, contact Flaxman Law Group at any time to arrange for a free consultation. The attorneys at Flaxman law have more than six decades of personal injury experience and trial experience.