Defective roadways can be deadly. Roadway defects can cause accidents, or they can cause injuries to be far worse than they would have been when an accident occurs. Defective roadway cases create unique challenges because the defendant is typically a government entity. That means you have a very limited amount of time to take legal action. Please, talk to Dayton car accident attorney Anthony Castelli right away.
There are many types of roadway defects. Some are short term, such as failure to remove debris or repair damage in a timely fashion. Others are ongoing problems which cause multiple accidents over time, such as lack of a traffic signal at an intersection which clearly needs one. Examples of roadway defect include:
- Malfunctioning traffic signal
- Missing or obscured stop sign
- Uneven lanes
- Soft shoulder
- Dangerous design
- Failure to remove debris or obstacles in a timely fashion
- Inadequate warning signs
- Signposts, guardrails, and other objects which do not meet crashworthiness standards
- Missing or inaccurate height or weight limit signs
- Unmarked or improperly marked construction zones
- Improper banking
The statute of limitations is the time limit for filing a lawsuit, but when you sue a government entity you face another deadline which gives you far less time. You must send a letter of intent to sue, and the amount of time you have to do that will depend on which government entity you are suing.
If you or a loved one has been injured or killed in an Ohio car accident caused by a defective roadway, please call Dayton car accident attorney Anthony Castelli at 1-800-447-6549 or submit an online questionnaire.