Our highways and roadways should be designed in the safest possible manner. Unfortunately, that does not always occur. Defective roadway designs are one of the leading causes of very serious accidents. In fact, a study from the American Road and Transportation Builders Association (ARTBA) determined that poor road design was a factor in nearly half of all deadly car accidents in the United States.
The government entity or private contractor responsible for a negligent road design may potentially be held legally liable for any resulting injuries. If you or your family member was injured in a crash that was caused by a dangerous roadway design, you should speak to an experienced Austin car accident lawyer immediately.
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Austin Injury Lawyers Handling Auto Accident Cases where the Victim was Seriously Injured Due to Roadway Design
In roadway design cases, plaintiffs are required to prove that the road design was indeed defective and that the defect actually contributed to their accident. These are notoriously complex legal cases and they always require a comprehensive investigation by a qualified Texas car accident lawyer. A plaintiff’s attorney must first establish the appropriate standard of care. In other words, the plaintiff must be able to demonstrate how the roadway should have been designed in order to be sufficiently safe. Then, a plaintiff must prove that the party that was responsible for the design — whether it is a state or local government or a private contractor — failed to live up to the standard of care.
Relevant evidence in these cases can come in a wide range of different forms. To establish that standard of care, a car accident lawyer will often review the procedures and designed standards set out by the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO) or in the Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices (MUTCD). In addition to that, a lawyer may also present evidence of the history or previous accidents that have occurred in the same location.
In roadway design accident claims, injured victims may be eligible to recover financial compensation for the full value of their losses. To make the maximum recovery, injured victims must be able to present a legal claim that is supported by well-documented evidence. Our Austin, TX defective roadway design accident attorneys have the experience and tenacity needed to help plaintiffs get the fair compensation that they deserve. You may be entitled to financial relief for medical bills, rehabilitative therapy, lost current and future wages, pain and suffering, disfigurement, long-term physical impairment, and the wrongful death of a loved one.
We can help. At DC Law, our Texas auto accident attorneys are committed to fighting for the legal rights and financial interests of injured victims. If you or your family member was injured in a crash caused by a defective road design, you need an experienced legal advocate by your side.
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