While any number of factors can contribute to truck accidents, dangerous road conditions can be particularly risky in that they can lead to serious, multiple-vehicle collisions that, in the worst cases, have deadly consequences. This is because dangerous road conditions can make it difficult to stop vehicles and/or can increase the risk that trucks will jackknife, rollover or even fall off of elevated roads.
When dangerous road conditions cause truck accidents, our Denver truck accident attorneys will be ready to help victims get the compensation they deserve.
Below and in an upcoming second installment of this blog, we will discuss some important facts you need to know about how negligence can play a role in causing the dangerous road conditions that can, in turn, cause truck accidents.
If you believe that you have been injured or involved in a truck accident that may have been caused – even in part – by dangerous roadway conditions, it’s time to contact the Denver trucking accident lawyers at the Warshauer-McLaughlin Law Group to learn more about your rights and best options for seeking compensation for your injuries and losses.
Common Dangerous Road Conditions That Can Lead to Trucking Accidents
Some examples of dangerous road conditions that commonly increase the risk of trucking accidents include (but are not necessarily limited to):
- A lack of dividers to separate traffic traveling in different directions, especially on busier roadways with higher speed limits
- A lack of signage and/or signals, particularly at intersections (or any area where a substantial amount of traffic may converge)
- A lack of overhead lighting for nighttime driving
- A lack of clearly defined lanes due to, for example, fading paint and/or a lack of reflectors on the road
- A lack of guardrails on elevated roadways
- Excessive potholes, uncovered manholes and/or significant cracks in the road
- Poorly paved roadways
- A lack of clearly identifiable detours when construction is happening on or near the roadway.
Don’t miss the upcoming second part of this blog for a discussion regarding who is to blame when such dangerous road conditions cause or contribute to truck accidents.
Denver Truck Accident Attorneys at the Warshauer-McLaughlin Law Group, P.C.
Have you or a loved one been injured in a truck accident? If so, the Denver truck accident lawyers at the Warshauer-McLaughlin Law Group, P.C. are ready to defend your rights to compensation and justice. We are here to help truck accident victims hold negligent and reckless parties responsible for injuring them.
With more than 35 years of combined legal experience, our Denver truck accident attorneys have a proven record of success and dedication when it comes to helping accident victims get the highest possible settlements for their injuries and losses.
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If you have been injured in a truck accident, the Denver trucking accident lawyers at the Warshauer-McLaughlin Law Group, P.C. invite you to learn more about your rights and get a thorough, professional evaluation of your case by meeting with us for a free, no obligations initial consult.
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