The media frequently reports that America's roads are in poor condition. This includes a large number in West Virginia. Poorly marked lanes, lack of adequate light, damaged pavement and potholes are just some of the dangerous conditions facing unsuspecting drivers.
In West Virginia the Department of Highways is responsible for a large amount of road maintenance. Local municipalities also own and operate some bridges and roadways. However, contractors are often hired to do the actual work necessary to design, build and maintain this state’s infrastructure. If they fail to meet industry standards or are otherwise negligent, contractors may be liable vehicle crashes.
In other cases nearby landowners and/or businesses may be responsible for dangerous conditions. This sometimes results from water run off that creates slick or icy conditions. Hauling rocks, mud or debris into or out of worksite sometimes leaves dangerous materials on the roadway. Construction equipment may also be left on or so near a roadway that it causes road hazards
If you were hurt in an accident on uneven pavement, icy roads, roads with poor signage or lighting or
roads that were poorly maintained then you may have legal recourse. In those cases it is important to
talk with a lawyer who has the experience to properly investigate these accidents.