Phoenix Defective Road Design Injury Attorney

If you believe you have a case against the government for defective roadway design or negligent road maintenance, contact a Phoenix defective road design injury lawyer from Gallagher & Kennedy immediately. You will only have 180 days from the date of your injury to bring an initial claim against a government entity. Missing this deadline could mean losing your right to recover any compensation for your damages. The deadline for tort claims against nongovernmental parties is two years from the date of the accident, with some exceptions. Learn more about how to bring a claim for a defective road design injury by speaking with a Phoenix accident attorney.

Why Choose Us?

  • We have established an excellent reputation for the results we have won for clients over the past 40 years.
  • We are an exceptional place to work, bringing with it top legal talent and a high employee retention rate.
  • We are hard-working achievers who do not back down from a fight. Our lawyers can bring road design claims to court, if necessary.

What We Can Do for You

Going up against an entity on the grounds of defective road design can be much easier with representation from a Phoenix personal injury attorney. With a lawyer from Gallagher & Kennedy on your case, you can be sure you are bringing your action against the correct party, using the best possible legal strategy for your case and demanding adequate compensation for your damages. We can take care of the legwork of your defective road design injury case while you focus on healing.

What Is Defective Road Design?

All roads and highways are not created equal. The science behind roadway design shows some are inherently safer due to their user-friendly design elements. Modern technologies and advanced research have brought roadway design far. Today, highway designers and engineers recognize the parts that are necessary to create safe roads. They also know what mistakes can lead to defective road designs and related accidents

  • Unsafe ramps to and from freeways
  • Lack of appropriate signage
  • Failure to plan proper detours around construction zones
  • Speed limits set too high
  • Lack of proper guardrails
  • Faded or missing roadway paint
  • Malfunctioning traffic lights
  • Trees or bushes that conceal traffic signs
  • Dangerous intersection designs
  • Lack of pedestrian or bicycle paths
  • Lack of traffic control
  • Drainage defects

The design of a roadway or highway can make all the difference in its safety for drivers, bicyclists and pedestrians. Just one mistake or oversight could change somebody’s life. In some cases, however, it is not the road design that causes an accident, but failure to properly maintain the road. Poor roadway maintenance can lead to safety hazards such as potholes, debris, uneven shoulders, loose gravel, cracked sidewalks and broken traffic control devices. Call (602) 530-8400 to speak with a Phoenix defective road design lawyer today.

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Who Is Liable?

Defective roadway design cases typically name the entity that designed the road as a defendant. This could be a private party, but it is more likely the state or federal government. If your injuries occurred on a public road, the government that owns the road may be responsible for damages. It is the owner of the road’s responsibility to ensure its safe and reasonable design. Negligently breaching this duty by allowing a dangerous or defective roadway design to become a reality could expose the governmental body to liability for related auto accidents.

Contact Us for a Free Case Review in Phoenix

A defective roadway design could be what caused you or a loved one’s recent car accident in Phoenix, Arizona. While we trust our governments and roadway designers to build safe places for residents, they are not always deserving of this trust. If you believe a defective roadway design caused or contributed to your recent accident, please contact our Phoenix defective road design attorneys about a possible personal injury or premises liability claim. We can review your case for free.