Amongst all the things drivers have to be alert to and wary of, there lies more than just other drivers. Obstacles on the roads can be significant, in terms of dangers to motor vehicle operators. Poorly maintained roads that have potholes and damaged pavement can cause accidents. Inclement weather can also be a cause for dangerous conditions that lead to accidents.
Those who have been injured in car accidents from road obstacles, like uneven pavement, for instance, may have grounds for a viable claim. In order to confirm that an applicable claim exists, your best bet is to speak to a Nevada car accident attorney to obtain feedback regarding your experience. The Cottle Firm can help determine whether or not your case is strong enough to file a claim for compensation.
Wear and tear on heavily used roads can cause damage to the asphalt. Very large and heavy vehicles put much strain on the roadways, and the beating of extreme weather can also cause roadway damages and hazards. Additionally, there can be manual damages done by construction equipment. When proper maintenance is not kept up with, there is a greater risk of accidents to drivers.
When there is a car accident as a result of poorly designed roadways or improper maintenance, the liability falls with the property owner, regardless of whether it is a private path, or owned by the city or the municipality. If there has been negligence on any of these entities’ part for their responsibility of road maintenance, the victim of an accident on their road can file a claim for this negligence. However, it is important to note that there is a small window for filing a claim due to the statute of limitations in the state, so it is important not to delay when speaking to a motor vehicle accident attorney.
Many natural weather occurrences can cause slippery situations or poor visibility, which makes it very difficult for drivers. During these instances, it is the responsibility of the driver to use common-sense safe driving practices while on the road. These include giving yourself enough space between cars for stopping, having lights on for increased visibility, using turn signals, and driving with the flow of traffic at safe speeds that may not be as high as the indicated speed limit on the road.
When a driver is negligent in their actions during extreme or inclement weather conditions, and they hit you, they become liable for the accident and your damages. It is up to the driver to maintain full control over their vehicle as operate their cars in a safe manner.
Car Accident Attorneys in Nevada
According to the Road Weather Management Program of the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Highway Administration, there is an average of about 21% of all crashes, or roughly about 1,235,000, that occur each year, due to weather-related circumstances.
When you have been on a road with hazards out of your control which caused you to get into a car accident, you may have a very viable claim that could result in compensation for your damages. The Cottle Firm’s Nevada personal injury attorneys can provide you guidance regarding your experience and develop a successful claim on your behalf should your experience require legal representation. Our Nevada-based personal injury lawyers are here to speak with you and provide you assistance, so give us a call today at 702-722-6111.