Dangerous Highway Defects
Many people must use highways to travel to and from work or school, often on a daily basis. This reliance on highways means that we need to trust that those highways are safe to drive on. Unfortunately, when highway defects occur, driving can become more dangerous. Municipal entities are supposed to be in charge of identifying and repairing highway defects, but sometimes they fail to do so. The attorneys of Pohl & Berk, LLP know that many Tennessee drivers have suffered injuries due to highway defects and fight to make sure that they get the compensation that may be their due after an accident.
7 Defects Leading to Harm
There are numerous ways that a roadway can become defective, whether from the aftermath of an accident or from general wear and tear. Some of the most common roadway defects include the following:
- Shoulder Drop-Off
- Water Pooling
- Uneven Pavement
- Lack of Signs
- Lack of Guardrails
- Objects on Roadway
Additionally, general negligence at the construction or municipal level can also cause accidents, much like a roadway defect. If you suspect that a municipal entity’s negligence was responsible for your accident, then you could be due financial compensation.
Contact a Personal Injury Attorney in Tennessee
If you or someone you know has been involved in a car accident because of a highway defect, then you might be eligible to pursue financial compensation through a personal injury claim. Contact the experienced attorneys of Pohl & Berk, LLP today by calling our Tennessee offices at (615) 277-2765 to discuss your legal options.