San Diego Lack of Guardrails Lawyers
As a driver, you should not have to worry about whether or not the road you are driving on is safe or if it has all the appropriate features and fixtures to promote safety. Warning signs, clear lane markings, and guardrails, for example, are often necessary. When guardrails are damaged or missing altogether, motorists are at an increased risk of accident and injury. Guardrails are critical for preventing vehicles from exiting the roadway and also for minimizing damage in many types of accidents.
If you have been hurt or your injuries were worsened by a guardrail-related problem, you may wish to consider pursuing financial compensation for medical bills, vehicle repairs, and other damages. Contact the San Diego lack of guardrails lawyers of Ritter & Associates at (619) 296-0123 to learn more about your legal rights and options in this situation.
Benefits of Guardrails
Guardrails are especially important on divided highways, near bodies of water, or on winding and elevated stretches of road, where cars are traveling at high speeds or driving off the road is likely to prove catastrophic. Guardrails offer a number of benefits, including the following:
- Reducing the severity of an accident by absorbing much of the force of impact
- Redirecting a vehicle away from edge of the road
- Keeping vehicles on roadways in an accident (especially on bridges and elevated roads)
- Preventing a vehicle from crossing into oncoming traffic
When guardrails are not present where they should be, some or all of these important functions may not be served, exposing motorists to considerable harm.
At Ritter & Associates, our San Diego lack of guardrails attorneys are dedicated to helping each of our clients to aggressively seek the financial compensation that they need when they have been hurt in an accident facilitated by municipal negligence. Contact us by calling (619) 296-0123 today to discuss your case with a capable legal representative.