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What should you do when dangerous roads cause car wrecks?

Many of America's roads are in poor condition, including many in West Virginia. Poorly marked lanes, lack of adequate light, damaged pavement and potholes are just some of the many ways that dangerous roads can cause car wrecks for innocent drivers. Drivers have the right to safe conditions and should take steps to protect these rights when factors beyond their control contribute to their pain and suffering. 

There are many parties that are responsible for properly maintaining roads in West Virginia. The West Virginia Department of Highways is responsible for road maintenance, and some contractors could be accountable for poorly or dangerously constructed roads. In some cases, the landowner may be responsible for dangerous conditions.

If you were hurt in an accident on uneven pavement, icy roads that had not been salted, roads with poor signage or lighting, or roads with missing manhole covers or pothole covers, the accident may not be your fault. Victims of dangerous roads may assume that they have no legal options if there were no other parties involved in the incident, but in reality, there may be certain entities that are liable for injuries and damages. It is important to turn to a lawyer who can properly investigate this type of accident. 

Dangerous or poorly maintained roads can cause car wrecks, but victims do not have to face the aftermath alone. Medical bills and other losses can have a significant impact on a person, but he or she may have a rightful claim to financial compensation. To better understand this possibility, you should seek a complete case evaluation with an experienced member of our legal team.

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