Road Hazard Warnings and Car Accidents
Drivers must remain observant at all times. This is especially true when driving at high speeds on the highway. Often, an unexpected obstacle can lead to a serious car accident resulting in catastrophic injuries. In many instances, a simple warning sign alerting you to potential danger ahead can be enough to avoid a car accident.
Road hazard warnings are used to inform drivers of these potentially dangerous conditions. Common road hazard warnings may indicate:
- Construction zones
- Steep downgrades
- Curvy roads
- High wind and other adverse weather conditions
- Uneven pavement
- Animal crossings
- Road shoulder closures
- Road emergencies such as accidents ahead
Road hazard warnings should be placed in a location that provides drivers with an adequate amount of time to react safely to the condition ahead. However, this often is not the case. When road hazard signs are poorly placed, do not provide proper information, or are missing entirely, it can increase your risk of a serious car accident.
If you have been injured in a car accident that could have been avoided by the proper use of a road hazard warning, you may be entitled to receive compensation for your damages. These cases are often very difficult to win since the negligent party is generally a government entity. Therefore, it is crucial that you work with an attorney who has the skills and experience to help you achieve a successful outcome.
The car accident attorneys at Van Dorn & Curtiss have helped many individuals in the Manchester area receive the compensation they deserve after being injured in an accident caused by missing or inadequate road hazard warnings. Our attorneys have the extensive litigation experience necessary to battle the government entities responsible for these accidents, and we will fight aggressively to ensure your rights are protected every step of the way.
Please contact Van Dorn & Curtiss today to schedule your free car accident consultation. We serve clients in New Hampshire and Vermont, including Manchester, Concord, and Nashua.