While most other motor vehicle accidents are caused by other drivers, some accidents can legitimately be caused, at least in part, by poor road conditions. Roads can be dangerous as a result of negligent maintenance, poor design, or other conditions that create a hazard for motorists. In a case that was settled for $550,000 earlier this month, a motorcyclist sued the Georgia Department of Transportation for injuries that were sustained due to a poorly maintained stretch of roadway. If you’ve been in an accident that you believe was caused by road conditions, this post will identify a few issues for you to consider.
Identifying the Hazard
The first step is identifying the hazard that you believe caused your accident. Here are some common types of hazards that lead to accidents: