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What counts as a highway defect?

A highway defect is a flaw in the road that poses a serious risk to travelers and commuters. Shifting land, inclement weather, heavy traffic, municipal negligence, and shoddy construction can all contribute to the development of highway defects. Common defects include potholes, a lack of guardrails, pools of standing water, and uneven pavement. If they are not fixed quickly, highway flaws can cause serious accidents.

Drivers have a right to expect safe roadways. However, sometimes improper road maintenance can allow dangerous highway defects to persist. If you were involved in an accident as a result of a highway defect, you may be able to receive compensation from those responsible for highway maintenance. Contact the San Diego car accident lawyers of Ritter & Associates at 619-296-0123 to learn more about your rights in this situation.

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