The Dangers of Missing Road Signs
Traffic signs are a necessary feature on all roadways in order to keep drivers safe. These signs can either warn drivers about hazardous conditions ahead or simply direct the flow of traffic. The municipal or state agency in the area is responsible for properly marking streets and highways with the signs necessary for safe road conditions. Construction companies are also legally responsible for providing signs that clearly mark their work-site. When signs are not implemented and maintained correctly, the results can be devastating. Many serious car accidents occur every year because of missing road signs, leaving behind victims with serious and sometimes life-threatening injuries.
As drivers, we tend to overlook the importance of road signs. However, when an essential stop sign or yield sign is missing, even the most skilled and experienced driver can end up in a serious accident. A municipality responsible for traffic signs may be found negligent for any car accidents caused by signs that are damaged, blocked, or completely missing.
Construction Site Signs
When construction sites or other road hazards are not properly marked, drivers are unable to prepare for what they may encounter. Drivers who are not given warning of an upcoming hazard are likely to be caught off guard. This may result in the car crashing directly into the road hazards, or swerving to avoid the hazard and subsequently causing an accident with another vehicle. Construction companies may be found negligent if an accident was caused by improper signs near their site. On roadways specifically, construction companies must provide drivers with ample warning and place signs far enough ahead of the hazardous site or detour.
Contact a Road Defect Lawyer
If you or someone you love has been injured in an accident that would have been prevented if proper road signs were present, it is likely that you are in the position to fight for compensation. In any “lack of signs” case, it is important to have a strong car accident lawyer who can help you prove the negligence of the municipality responsible for the missing or obstructed signs. The lawyers at Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® are prepared to protect and defend your rights, all while fighting to see that you receive the compensation you deserve. To speak with an experienced member of our legal team, contact us today by calling (920) 459-8000.