7 Dangerous Highway Defects

Highways can be dangerous even when they are in perfect condition. Unfortunately, when the municipality in charge of maintaining the highway or the party in charge of building it initially fails to ensure that the highway is safe, any driver who uses that road is put in unnecessary danger. While there are a number of different ways in which a highway can be defective, there are some highway defects that tend to be more common.

7 Highway Defects that Could Endanger You

There are many ways that a highway can become defective, from regular wear and tear caused by vehicles to inclement weather to auto accidents. As a result of these factors, highway defects may develop, including the following common defects:

  • Shoulder Drop-off
  • Water Pooling
  • Potholes
  • Uneven Pavement
  • Lack of Signs
  • Lack of Guardrails
  • Objects on Roadway

Any one of these or other highway defects could cause a person to lose control of his or her vehicle and be involved in a serious car accident. In these situations, it should be the municipal agencies in charge of highway maintenance that are held accountable for the resulting consequences of the accident, rather than the victim themselves.

Discuss Highway Defects with a Birmingham Lawyer

If you or someone that you love has suffered undue harm and/or expense because of a car crash caused by a highway defect, you could be due compensation that can help you pay for your costs. At Yearout & Traylor, P.C. we fight for victims of such accidents and may be able to help you. Call us at 205.414.8160 to learn more about your legal options as the victim of municipal negligence.