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Who is responsible for a car accident that resulted from a road defect?

Posted on September 2, 2014 4:37 pm under Car Accidents

In most cases, the safety of publicly maintained roads is the responsibility of the local municipality or municipal agency. As such, it is that local municipality or municipal agency that is charged with protecting drivers from dangerous road defects. However, if your accident occurred in a construction zone, it is possible that the construction company may be responsible for maintaining road safety within the confines of the construction zone.

Highways experience a lot of wear and tear from heavy traffic, high speeds, and exposure to the elements. It is important, therefore, that these roads are repaired and maintained for the safety of everyone on the road. If you were injured or sustained substantial property damage in a car accident that resulted from a road defect, the lawyers at Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® may help you determine who may be held liable and then pursue financial restitution on your behalf for any damages that resulted.