America’s Deadliest Road?Mark Clore ·
Interstate 26 between Charleston and I-95 doesn't seem like a dangerous road, but it averages 9 deadly car accident a year. This stretch of road is less than 26 miles! The Highway Patrol credits these car wrecks to inattention, cell phone usage, texting while driving, drinking, riding someone's bumper or failing to signal a lane shift. They have stated that it is not the road. This begs one question.
Why then budget $96,000 in road repair?
A CBS report titled "America's Deadliest Roads" highlighting the dangers of I-26. State troopers announced a crackdown on speeders and people who fail to wear seat belts. In four months, troopers wrote more than 1,000 speeding and seat belt tickets in what state highway engineers call the I-26 "high-crash corridor." I-26 is lined with stands of trees in the median and steep shoulders on either side. The section of interstate also has few guardrails or guard wires. Vehicles that run off the road often roll over or plow into the trees.
Car Accidents on Dangerous Roads
Did you know you can sue the government if you or a loved one was in a car wreck on a publicly maintained that is known to be dangerous? There are many variables that will determine liability that a skilled personal injury attorney experienced in car accidents caused or contributed to by a dangerous road. Determining the governments liability in car accidents on dangerous road often starts with one of the follow issues. These are conditions that contribute to car wrecks. As you read, you may recall correlating street signs. The signs are less expensive than fixing the problem.
- Dangerous curves, slopes and dips in road layout
- Hazards obstructing visibility at dangerous intersections and crosswalks
- Dangerous street drop-offs such as ravines or cliffs
- Entrance and exit ramps that are dangerously short or don't allow safe merging
- Defective or missing guard rails
- Pavement with inadequate skid resistance
- Improper drainage
- Absent, defective, or improper warning signage
- Poorly placed and dangerous highway traffic signals
- Dangerous surfaces from potholes
Car Accidents and Wrongful Death
Car accident may be the fault of the government or any other party who's negligent or reckless action that resulted or contributed to the wreck. Car accidents lawsuits are filed to recover financial damages to pay for your medical treatment and other expense resulting from the accident. When the injuries result in death, attorneys refer to this a wrongful death lawsuit. One major difference in a wrongful death claim is the suit is filed by the family of the victim, not the injured party. Wrongful death can get very complicate. Compensatory damages include medical expenses, burial and even lose of future earnings. Punitive damages are additional compensatory damages meant to further punish for the negligent party. Some states limit damages, so a personal injury attorney experienced in car accidents and wrongful death claims is imperative for you to get the best results. The Clore Law Group is accomplished in car accidents and wrongful death lawsuits. They accept each case planning to go to trial if that is what is needed to get the best results for their clients. Many times the client is offered an acceptable settlement as a result. Some attorneys do not try cases. You should ask any lawyer you consider of their trial experience. If you were injury in a car accident or if you lost a loved one and believe you may have grounds for a lawsuit, call 843-722-8070 to speak to an attorney.
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