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Defective Highways and the Danger They Pose

The fact that highway defects occur is not surprising, as regularly use of roads, inclement weather, and other factors eventually cause break down the integrity of a road. Unfortunately, though, there are many instances in which these highway defects are the fault of construction crews or negligent municipal agencies that either fail to properly make a road or repair it in a timely manner. Sadly, as we at the Sampson Law Firm know, many people in Louisville suffer serious injuries in accidents caused by these dangerous highway defects.

Common Highway Defects

Regardless of what form a highway defect takes, it can easily impede a driver’s ability to operate a vehicle safely. Some of the most common highway defects include:

  • Shoulder Drop-off
  • Water Pooling
  • Potholes
  • Objects on Roadways
  • Uneven Pavement
  • Lack of Guardrails
  • Lack of Signs

Any of these highway defects can make an accident more likely to occur, involving unsuspecting drivers and causing them undue harm. However, innocent drivers who suffer from the repercussions of an accident caused by a highway defect might also be owed compensation from the party responsible for the highway defect, allowing them to better recover from the accident.

Get in Touch with a Highway Defects Lawyer in Louisville

If you or someone you care about has been the victim of a crash caused by a highway defect or municipal negligence, the attorneys at the Sampson Law Firm may be able to help you fight for financial compensation. Contact our offices today at (502) 584-5050 to learn more about your legal options and how we can help.