Are Dangerous Roads Inevitable?

Sometimes we see potholes, overgrown and obscured traffic safety signs, or faded paint as just part of our commute. But these are all elements that can be dangerous to drivers. As much as drivers want to avoid the traffic headache that comes with roadwork, road maintenance, this work is crucial to keeping roadways safe.

In Washington, the Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) is in charge of all things pertaining to state roads. It operates under a set of standards, and supervises all construction on those roads to be sure that roads are within those guidelines. If a state roadway isn’t up to standard, people can get hurt, and the WSDOT may be liable for the accident. Cities and counties have the same responsibility for their roadways.

Our Supreme Court has made it clear that we have the right to drive on reasonably safe roadways and we do not need to tolerate dangerous roadways that seriously injure and kill people. State or local governments who break roadway safety rules when building and maintaining our roadways may be held accountable for the consequences of dangerous roads.

The bottom line is, if you’ve been involved in a car accident that had something to do with dangerous roads or construction zones, it’s important to find legal help as soon as possible. A lawyer can take action to preserve important evidence and determine whether the rules about roadway construction and maintenance have been followed. We all depend on those responsible for roadway safety to follow rules that keep us safe while using on our roadways. If rules have been broken and you have been hurt as a result, we can help you receive the compensation that you deserve and by holding those responsible accountable we can help see that the same dangerous roadway doesn’t injury anyone else. David understands accident law and will fight for you. Contact us for a consultation today.