Pursuing a Highway Defects Claim
Highways, conducive to higher speeds and heavier traffic, are particularly dangerous to drivers, and are littered with thousands of severe and even fatal accidents every year. Unfortunately, many of these accidents could have been prevented were it not for negligent errors on the part of construction companies or municipal agencies. These parties are charged with the safety and upkeep of San Diego highways, and when they fail to do their job, the consequences can be substantial.
If you or someone you love has been injured in a car accident caused by a dangerous highway defect, you should not hesitate to pursue legal action. A personal injury attorney of Ritter & Associates can discuss the particulars of your situation with you and help decide on the best course of action to hold the responsible parties accountable for your suffering.
Common Highway Defects
There are countless ways in which a highway can be unreasonably dangerous, but some are more common than others. Some of the most common highway defects to look out for include:
- Pooling water
- Sudden shoulder drop-off
- Lack of signs
- Lack of guardrails
- Objects in roadway
Liability for highway defects can be difficult to prove. Therefore, it is advisable to have a personal injury attorney by your side when pursuing a case like this.
Contact a San Diego Personal Injury Attorney Today
At Ritter & Associates, our personal injury attorneys have a broad range of experience in highway defect cases, and we are prepared to help you earn compensation for your suffering and any related expenses. Please call our San Diego offices today at (619) 296-0123.