Many auto accidents involving curves in the road are the result of drivers driving too fast or ignoring clearly posted warning signs. However, some auto accidents involving curves are not the fault of the driver, or at least not entirely. Dangerous curves can create unreasonably safe road conditions, especially if there is inadequate, obscured, or missing signage to alert drivers of the upcoming potential hazard. Dangerous curves can also be made all the more dangerous if a road is poorly maintained, if the guardrail protecting cars from running off the road is faulty, or inclement weather becomes a factor. In such cases, auto accidents may be more of an inevitability than a risk.
At Joe Horrox Law, we provide personalized legal representation to victims of auto accidents, giving every aspect of their cases our full and undivided attention from beginning to end. When it comes to litigating claims involving auto accidents and dangerous curves, Daytona Beach, FL personal injury attorney Joe Horrox has the skills, experience, and resources to handle even the most complex cases successfully. These cases can indeed be complex, especially if a government entity is responsible for the upkeep of the roadway that was made unreasonably safe due to poor maintenance or inadequate signage.
If you or a member of your family has been injured in an auto accident involving a dangerous curve, or if you have lost a family member in such an accident, don’t hesitate to contact Joe Horrox Law for an evaluation of your case today.
Cases in Which another Party May Be Liable for an Accident Caused by a Dangerous Curve
As stated above, auto accident cases involving dangerous curves can be extremely complex, as many auto accidents involving dangerous curves are genuinely the fault of the driver. However, a skilled attorney such as Joe Horrox will use all of the resources at his disposal to recreate the accident and collect the strongest evidence possible to demonstrate the negligence of the truly responsible party.
Cases in which another party can be held liable for auto accidents caused by dangerous curves include those in which:
- The design of the road can be shown to be defective: If it can be shown that the dangerous curve was a design flaw and that safer, cost-effective alternative designs should have been considered but were instead ignored or rejected, it may be possible to collect compensation from the designer of the road.
- There is a lack of proper signage: If signs warning drivers of a dangerous curve were permitted to deteriorate or had been removed without being replaced at the time of the accident, the party responsible for maintaining the road may be held liable for the accident.
- The construction was defective: If, for example, the guardrail intended to prevent a driver from running off the road at the point of a dangerous curve failed due to shoddy materials being used, the party responsible for constructing the road may be held liable.
- The road was poorly maintained: Potholes and other road defects can cause drivers to lose control of their vehicles on an already dangerous curve.
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