A Dedicated Legal Team Helping You After an Accident Caused by Highway Defects in Western Pennsylvania
Let us leverage our years of experience as you seek the compensation you are entitled to
Drivers cause many auto accidents, but defects in the road or highway are often at fault. When this is the case, you may need to seek compensation from government agencies and other organizations responsible for the road’s design and maintenance to cover things like medical bills, loss of income, and pain and suffering. The experienced auto accident lawyers at Bowers Fawcett & Hurst, LLC can explain more about how you can protect yourself and your family in the aftermath of a car crash in the Pittsburgh area.
Issues with roads and signage in Pennsylvania
Most auto accidents in Pennsylvania happen on state highways and local roads. Many roads and bridges are poorly designed and maintained and often contribute to these auto accidents. The following are some of the most common issues:
- Lack of proper signals. Roads may lack stop signs, traffic lights and other signage to alert drivers about dangerous conditions. Unmarked construction zones and malfunctioning traffic signals are all examples of dangers.
- Poor road maintenance. State and local governments bear a responsibility to keep roads in good condition. Uneven pavement, drop-offs, cracks or bumps in the road increase the likelihood of accidents occurring. In these situations, the agencies responsible for upkeep may be liable for property damage and injuries.
- Defective road design. Sometimes roads simply have a poor design. Intersection, sharp turns, naturally congested areas and other issues such as water run-off can lead to dangerous conditions for drivers. Government agencies have a responsibility to design safe roads and highways for motorists.
How can an attorney help in a highway defects case?
The help of a lawyer is critical to protecting your rights and recovering for your injuries after an accident caused by a highway defect. Strict notice requirements limit the time in which you have to make a claim. If you do not take action against government agencies in charge of building and maintaining highways and roads immediately, you could lose the ability to recover money for your medical bills, lost wages and pain and suffering. Bowers Fawcett & Hurst, LLC has years of experience bringing legal action against the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation and other state and local agencies for a wide variety of highway and road defects.
You may also be able to gain additional financial compensation for the pain and suffering you experienced following your accident. If the crash in question was a fatal car accident, you may need to file a wrongful death claim against an organization or agency.
Consult with a skilled Pittsburgh-area auto accident lawyer today
For a free initial consultation with our team of lawyers and staff, call us at 724-266-0290 or contact us online. At Bowers Fawcett & Hurst, LLC, we serve injured people throughout western Pennsylvania, including Beaver County and the Pittsburgh area. You pay no attorney fees unless we recover for you.