Accidents Caused by Highway Design Defects

Georgia Auto Injury Attorney

While careless actions on the part of one driver or another cause most motor vehicle accidents, there are ways in which a badly designed highway can contribute to or heighten the risk of a traffic accident.

  • There is reason to suspect defective highway design if there is a pattern of accidents occurring in the same location.
  • There is reason to suspect negligence on the part of government agencies responsible for the highway if, in spite of a higher number of accidents and possibly an investigation into the road conditions, nothing is done.

If you were injured or a family member died on a Georgia highway and you believe that defective highway design may have played a part in the crash, contact an Atlanta highway design defect lawyer at Butler Wooten & Peak LLP, or call 800-213-5343 for a free case evaluation.

Holding Government Agencies Accountable

Bringing a lawsuit against a city, county or state department is significantly different than bringing a case against an individual or a company. The statute of limitations is much shorter and the filing and notice requirements are unique. Our firm has a proven record of successful results in bringing cases against government agencies, including cases involving poor maintenance and improper design.

Our Georgia motor vehicle accident lawyers have significant experience investigating car wrecks from every conceivable angle. We work with skilled investigators, accident reconstruction experts and, when needed, experts in highway engineering. Our firm has the resources to bring your case to trial against all proper defendants. We represent injured people and families who have lost a loved one in Georgia highway accidents.

Our firm secured a significant settlement for the family of a woman who died and her daughter who suffered brain damage when they were struck by a truck that hydroplaned off a roadway during a storm. A combination of worn tires and improper drainage and maintenance caused flooding on the roadway, increasing the risk of accidents.

Contact Georgia Hazardous Roadway Lawyers

After you've been injured in a serious truck accident or a loved one has been killed in a hydroplaning car crash, contact a Columbus road wreck attorney online or call Butler Wooten & Peak LLP, at 800-213-5343 to schedule a free case evaluation.