What If I'm Injured Due To A Road Defect?

Road defects stem from poor design, poor maintenance and many other sources. They can cause accidents even when you haven't made a mistake behind the wheel. You must know how to proceed. Compensation may be possible even when no other drivers were involved.

Examples Of Road Defects

Road defects may include:

  • Sudden drop-offs
  • Uneven traffic lanes
  • Missing signs
  • Improper signs
  • Unsafe guardrails
  • Missing guardrails
  • Equipment or debris on the highway

At highway speeds, your reaction time may not be enough to save you from a serious accident.

Who Is Liable?

If you were not liable and no other driver was at fault, liability may fall on:

  • Contractors and construction crews that built or worked on the road
  • The municipality that is supposed to properly maintain the road
  • A parts and materials supplier that provided defective materials

Every case is unique, so it is important to sort through all of the details of your individual case.

Call Us Today

To get that process started with a completely free consultation, please call Byrd Davis Alden & Henrichson, LLP, at 512-593-7650 right now. We have been serving the Austin, Texas, area for nearly 60 years. You can also contact us online.