Baltimore Truck Accident Lawyers
Truck Accidents Due to Hazardous Roadways in Maryland
When roads or highways are poorly maintained or designed, the results can be devastating. Truck accidents that occur due to a hazardous roadway are all too common. Statistics reveal that the majority of fatal truck accidents nationwide are due to poor quality road conditions.
At, LeViness, Tolzman & Hamilton, P.A., our Maryland truck accident lawyers help victims of truck accidents caused by hazardous road conditions claim all entitled compensation. If you or a loved one has been injured in a truck accident, don’t delay. Let us fight for you.
Proper Design and Maintenance is Key to Ensure Safe Roadways
The Federal Highway Administration within the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) assists state and local governments to ensure proper design, construction and maintenance of roadways. Moreover, truck accidents are monitored by the agency to investigate factors involving poor road design, maintenance or defects that were the cause of big-rig wrecks. Our truck accident lawyers in Maryland have experience pursuing claims against state and local governmental agencies responsible for poor and hazardous road conditions. These types of claims are handled differently than suits filed against private trucking companies. For this reason, it is important that you have legal representation on your side that is well-versed in filing claims against government agencies to ensure you receive all entitled compensation.
Common Poor Road Conditions that Lead to Truck Crashes
When a tractor trailer has a wreck, the risk of devastating, even fatal, injuries to other motorists, passengers or pedestrians is great. A big rig may have a tire blowout if road conditions are poor, such as a blind curve or missing signage. For this reason, government agencies have a responsibility to adequately maintain and repair hazardous conditions to protect motorists from accidents caused by dangerous roadways.
There are many different poor road conditions that are factors in truck accidents.:
- Bridge collapse
- Broken, poorly placed or lack of traffic signals
- Dangerous intersections, blind curves and uneven shoulders
- Dim road lighting or overly bright lighting creating glare
- Inadequate truck ramps on steep roads
- Improper removal of ice and snow
- Lack of guardrails on highways
- Low bridges or incorrect clearance signs on overpasses
- No notification of approaching construction site
- No shoulder or emergency lane
- Overgrown landscaping and trees blocking signs
- Poor storm water drainage
- Potholes, uneven pavement and raised manhole covers
- Road debris
- Road workzone and construction issues
- Steep drop-off
- Washed-out reflective lane paint
Baltimore Truck Accident Lawyers at LeViness, Tolzman & Hamilton Fight for Compensation due to Wrecks Caused by Hazardous Roadway Conditions
Our Maryland truck accident lawyers at LeViness, Tolzman & Hamilton, P.A. have extensive experience representing victims of truck accidents injured due to hazardous road conditions. We will handle your claim and hold liable the government transportation department that is responsible for the wreck. Call us today for a free consultation at 800-547-4LAW (4529) or contact our firm online. We handle truck accident claims on a contingency fee basis. We fight for you.