Highway Defect Accidents

Our South Carolina Car Accident Attorneys Explain Highway Defect Injuries

Did you know that the road you’re driving on could be the reason you’re injured in an accident? That’s right! Road defects and poor highway design contribute to thousands of car crashes every single year. From potholes to unmarked tight curves, the road you’re driving on could significantly increase your risk of getting into a serious and catastrophic car crash.

If you believe that a defective road caused your accident and injuries, it can be difficult to collect the money you need without an experienced and aggressive South Carolina highway defect lawyer on your side.

At the Law Offices of Wilkerson, Jones & Wilkerson, our South Carolina personal injury firm has successfully represented individuals in South Carolina who were injured by poor roadway design, highway defects, or improper maintenance. Our extensive experience in accident investigation and reconstruction, plus our in-depth knowledge of highway design and construction standards sets us apart from the rest.

From the start, we retain professional engineers and construction experts to document the design defect or hazardous condition before it is corrected. We then use this knowledge to employ accident reconstruction teams that can help us clearly establish liability and build a case that is designed to obtain maximum compensation for our clients.

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Types of Highway Defects

There are numerous types of highway defects that can contribute to your car crash and injuries. Some of the most common types of road defects include, but are not limited to:

  • Steep drop-off to shoulder
  • Rollover
  • Unmarked tight curves or altered roadways
  • Missing, wrong or confusing traffic signs
  • Uneven pavement or debris from construction
  • Water pooling on the road
  • Improper signs
  • Potholes

Filing a Personal Injury Lawsuit due to a Highway Defect

The Federal Tort Claims Act and the South Carolina Tort Claims Act both allow individuals to file lawsuits against the government if they sustain an injury that has resulted from the negligence of a city, county, state, or federal entity. There are, however, immunities and limitations on recovery. In South Carolina, an injured accident victim can file a claim against a highway department for improper maintenance but they can’t file a lawsuit for faulty design.

In some cases, however, the agency responsible for maintaining or designing the road is a private building company or construction crew. When this occurs, they can be held liable for the defective roadway design or dangerous road conditions.

Due to the complexities of these cases and the numerous parties that could be involved in sharing liability, it is important that you speak to an experienced and skilled South Carolina car accident attorneys at the Law Offices of Wilkerson, Jones & Wilkerson immediately.

Contact Our South Carolina Car Accident Attorneys Today

If you or someone you love has been injured in a car accident and you believe a defective roadway is to blame, we can help you file a claim against the party responsible for designing or maintaining the road. Without a lawyer on your side, you may miss critical deadlines for filing a claim.

At the Law Offices of Wilkerson, Jones & Wilkerson, we believe in holding negligent government entities and private companies responsible for their negligence. We know defective roadway cases are complex but we believe injured accident victims deserve fair and complete compensation after they’ve been injured due to negligence.

Call the Law Offices of Wilkerson, Jones & Wilkerson today at (803) 324-7200 (Rock Hill), (803) 289-7202 (Lancaster), (803) 396-5200 (Fort Mill), (864)466-5170 (Union) or fill out our confidential contact form. With offices conveniently located in Rock Hill, Fort Mill, Union and Lancaster, we are here when you need us. Call us today for a free case evaluation and let the locals handle it.