Dangerous Road Defects
Once in our cars, we rely on safe roadways to provide paths to and from work, home, school, stores, and many other places. Often, municipalities are responsible for effectively using taxpayer dollars to maintain hazard-free roads. However, over time, both negligence and natural wear and tear can lead to dangerous road defects.
Even a simple pothole can cause damage to both your body and your car. If roads are improperly constructed or maintained, they can injure you, your vehicle, and those you love. If you have suffered due to road defects, you should fight for right to safe roadways. Contact an Iowa road defects attorney from LaMarca Law Group, P.C., today at 877-327-2600 for a free case evaluation.
Effects of Dangerous Road Defects
Both an improperly constructed road base as well as the natural effects of erosion can lead to several unsafe road defects that can negatively impact your safety. These problems include:
- Uneven pavement
- Shoulder drop-offs
Bouncing over a pothole or uneven pavement may only be a minor annoyance, but over time, it can lead to tire damage, suspension problems, and misalignment. Additionally, you can suffer from whiplash as you jostle your neck on unstable roads.
Normally, a portion of your tax dollars is allocated to road maintenance. However, your municipality may choose to ignore certain road defects and use your taxes for something else. This refusal to properly maintain roads is called municipal negligence.
You deserve safe, hazard-free roadways to get you and your loved ones from place to place. If you or your vehicle has suffered from damage due to road defects, you may be entitled to financial compensation. To learn more about your legal options, contact an experienced Iowa road defects lawyer from LaMarca Law Group, P.C., at 877-327-2600 today.