Missing Road Signs
When it comes to drivers’ safety, traffic signs are among the most important yet overlooked features on the road. Road signs serve two purposes: to direct the flow of traffic and to warn drivers of any upcoming hazards. Municipal and state agencies are responsible for constructing and maintaining safe roadways, which includes the implementation of proper street signs. Construction companies are also legally required to provide signs that clearly mark their upcoming worksite and any related hazards. When necessary road signs are damaged, out of view, or altogether missing, the results can be devastating. Many preventable automobile accidents occur every year because of missing road signs, leaving victims with serious injuries and stressful lawsuits.
Road signs are a necessity, but drivers tend to recognize the importance of these signs only after experiencing an accident caused by lack of signage. Even the most skilled and careful driver can end up in a serious accident when a necessary stop or yield sign is missing. In any car accident caused by road signs that are damaged, blocked, or completely missing, the local municipality or state agency may be found negligent and liable for the incident.
Construction Site Signs
When construction companies are working on or near roadways, the law requires them to provide clear signs warning drivers of the upcoming construction site and other related hazards. These signs may include necessary detours signs or directions for new traffic patterns. When drivers do not receive ample warning of a hazard or traffic change, it is likely that they will be caught off guard. A startled driver may crash directly into the hazardous roadway construction, or swerve into the next lane to avoid the construction, causing a collision with another vehicle. If a car accident occurs because necessary signage was not in place, the court may find construction companies liable.
Contact an Experienced Road Defect Lawyer
If you or someone you love has been involved in an accident that was caused by a lack of road signs, the lawyers at Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® understand your frustration. Our legal team is here to help you in your fight for the compensation you deserve. We are experienced attorneys who will work diligently to see that the negligent party responsible for your accident is held accountable in court. To speak with a road defect lawyer, contact our offices today by calling (715) 365-1900.