We can still find roads that are in poor condition across America including in West Virginia. There are many ways that dangerous roads can cause car wrecks for innocent drivers – such as poorly marked lanes, lack of adequate light, damaged pavement and potholes. 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.
Many parties 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 or a loved one was hurt in a car 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. Some 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 vital to seek and consult with an attorney who can help you investigate this type of accident.
Victims of road accidents do not have to worry about medical bills and other losses since 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 car accident attorney from our legal team.