When auto accidents happen through seemingly no fault of any driver, or when it seems like the accident was a freak occurrence, it’s possible that the crash was caused by the road itself. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration conducted a study on more than 5,000 car crashes over a two-year period and found that roadway conditions on average cause nearly 40,000 crashes a year. About 50% of these crashes are caused by slick roadways alone, covered in ice, loose debris, and more.
If your car accident was possibly caused by a defective roadway, you need to call a lawyer—you may be entitled to a lawsuit to compensate for the injuries you’ve suffered.
Since 1979, Breit Cantor Grana Buckner has secured hundreds of millions in verdicts and settlements for our injured clients. That’s hundreds of millions of dollars going toward lost wages, medical expenses, lifelong treatment, disability accommodations, educational costs, and more. Our Virginia defective roadway construction attorneys have helped dozens of victims injured by defective roadway construction get the support they needed to recover from their injuries with dignity, security, and peace of mind.
If you have questions about your defective roadway accident, call our team at (888) 635-9500.
What Is a “Defective Roadway?”
Defective roadways are any highways, streets, or roads that are constructed in such a way that vehicles are not safe on them. For example, a defective roadway could be from a stop sign that’s obscured by the trees on the sidewalk. Another may be a road that becomes unreasonably slick due to weather conditions, resulting in life-altering auto accidents.
Defective roadways could include:
- Ignored debris
- Excessive gravel
- Lack of warning signs
- Inadequately visible warning signs
- Lack of lighting or road visibility
- Any conditions that are preventable through good infrastructure
Poor road maintenance can also lead to defective roadways. If your local infrastructure is faulty, it could lead to costly auto accidents that cause serious harm. If you need to hold your city or your county accountable, there are few Virginia car accident attorneys more equipped for the job than our firm.
150+ Verdicts & Settlements over $1 Million
At Breit Cantor Grana Buckner, we take on the most severe and complex injury cases in Virginia. As a result, we can devote our firm’s entire pool of resources toward thoroughly investigating, preparing, and trying your case. Our approach has led to our firm being among the most recognized and effective personal injury firms in the region. Our auto accident lawyers have achieved the highest verdicts in the state numerous times, setting records in all types of auto collision cases.
Our trial preparation method, leaving no stone unturned, has a reputation among our opponents because it results in significant verdicts. That’s why when they hear we are preparing a case, we often receive large settlement offers. By choosing us, our clients are often able to receive incredible results that directly benefit their financial security, their injury recovery, and their peace of mind.
Call (888) 635-9500 for a free legal consultation. We look forward to answering your questions, addressing your concerns, and helping you take the next step with confidence. Call today.