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Georgia Personal Injury and Wrongful Death Lawyers - The Dow Firm, P.C.

Road & Highway Hazard Injuries

The Dow Firm, P.C. - lawyers handling highway defect injury & death claims

A host of factors can lead to a motor vehicle accident. However, wrecks are not always caused by operator error or defective equipment. Many times a serious injury or wrongful death on a roadway is due to problems with the road itself.

Contact The Dow Firm, P.C. today for a free consultation or call (912) 264-1919.

Common causes of casualties on roads and highways include:

  • defective road or highway design
  • defective road or highway paving/construction (resulting in uneven paving or some other flaw)
  • signage which is missing, damaged, improper or inadequate
  • malfunctioning traffic signals
  • insufficient construction zone designation
  • signal man error or negligence
  • safety barriers or guardrails which are nonexistent, faulty or damaged
  • improper road or highway maintenance (resulting in potholes, cracking, buckling poor water drainage or pavement shoulder/edge drop-off)
  • obstructed views and sight lines (due to rise/run, tree limbs or brush)
  • insufficient lighting
  • inappropriately high speed limits
  • improper lane configurations
  • unacceptable road drainage during wet weather
  • road camber of inappropriate grade
  • existence of objects, debris or obstacles (such as cones or barrels)

When a roadway gives rise to a motor vehicle accident, any number of parties may be liable for resulting injuries or deaths. Potential defendants include local (municipal/county), state and federal governments and their highway design/maintenance divisions. Additionally, other parties (such as engineers, adjacent landowners, road pavers and private landscape or maintenance companies) can be held responsible for losses attributable to the design and upkeep of the roadway and its shoulders.

In motor vehicle crash cases involving road defects, it is essential that a victim, with the assistance of able legal counsel, timely and thoroughly identify all the potential causes of and parties potentially liable for the wreck. The Dow Firm, P.C. exists to assist such victims.

Contact The Dow Firm, P.C. today for a free consultation or call (912) 264-1919.

The Dow Firm, P.C. is proud to offer services and represent clients with highway hazard-related injury claims in Glynn County (Brunswick, Country Club Estate, Dock Junction, Everitt, Jekyll Island, Sea Island, Sterling, St. Simons Island and Thalman), Brantley County (Atkinson, Hickox, Hoboken, Hortense, Lulaton, Nahunta, Trudie and Waynesville), Camden County (Colesburg, Dover Bluff, Harrietts Bluff, Kings Bay Base, Kingsland, St. Marys, Tarboro, Waverly, White Oak and Woodbine), Wayne County (Jesup, Odum and Screven), McIntosh County (Cox, Crescent, Darien, Eulonia, Pine Harbour, Ridgeville, Shellman Bluff, South Newport, Townsend and Valona), Pierce County (Blackshear, Bristol, Mershon, Offerman and Patterson), Chatham County (Bloomingdale, Garden City, Georgetown, Isle of Hope-Dutch Island, Montgomery, Port Wentworth, Pooler, Savannah, Skidaway Island, Thunderbolt, Tybee Island, Whitmarsh Island, Wilmington Island and Vernonburg) and counties throughout the state of Georgia.

The Dow Firm, P.C. is located in Brunswick, GA, however, our firm is able to manage road and highway hazard injuries and all types of personal injury cases anywhere in Georgia.

Call us today at (912) 264-1919.