Defective Highway Design Lawsuits

Philadelphia Class Action Attorneys

While driver negligence is often to blame in motor vehicle accidents, poorly designed roadways can also play a role. A surprising number of motor vehicle accidents are caused by hazardous road conditions or poorly designed freeways and bridges. Yet this is not always reflected in accident statistics.

The true cause of a motor vehicle crash may not always be apparent to investigating officers, especially when the crash was caused by a defect in the road, the design of the road, or the maintenance of that road. It often takes a detailed investigation led by forensic experts, engineers, and specialists to find the true causes of the crash-especially when defective highway design is to blame.

Golomb & Honik, P.C. has successfully recovered millions of dollars in verdicts and settlements for accident victims and their families in challenging cases related to negligent road design. If you were injured or a loved one was killed in a motor vehicle accident and you believe defective highway design, poor construction or negligent road maintenance was a contributing factor; we may be able to help you pursue financial compensation. Call us at (215) 278-4449 or submit a free case evaluation form to get started.

Defective Highway Design Accidents

Poorly designed, faultily constructed, or negligently maintained roads can lead to:

Unsafe conditions that are often a focus of defective highway design lawsuits include:

  • Pooling water
  • Improper lane marking
  • No shoulder
  • Defective traffic lights
  • Excessive ice accumulation
  • Poor visibility
  • Dangerous intersections
  • Excessive drop-offs
  • Hazardous curves
  • Treacherous inclines or declines
  • Inadequate signage
  • Improperly placed barriers
  • Dangerous exit ramps
  • Lack of guard rails
  • Lack of median barrier
  • Improperly designated or designed construction zones
  • Failure to maintain roadway
  • Failure to comply with state and federal regulations
  • Potholes & other unsafe pavement conditions
  • Unsafe bridges or overpasses
  • Unsafe railroad crossings

If you suspect faulty road design or construction played a role in your motor vehicle accident, it is critical to contact the Pennsylvania and New Jersey defective highway design attorneys at Golomb & Honik, P.C. as soon as possible.

Why You Need an Attorney for Your Case

Because defective highway design lawsuits may involve city, county, and state governmental agencies as well as engineering firms and construction contractors, these claims are more complex than conventional traffic accident cases. As such, they require a law firm with the skills and resources needed to properly investigate these accident claims and hold the appropriate government entity responsible for their negligence.

Our defective highway design lawyers are well versed in the strict regulations that govern road design and construction. We have the knowledge and resources to research a potential pattern of accidents in a given location, and work with accident reconstruction specialists, road design engineers, and other forensic experts necessary to support your case.

Through precise investigations and aggressive litigation, our attorneys are able to achieve the maximum compensation for our clients and their families. By exposing dangerous and defective highway designs and holding government entities accountable, we are also able to protect future accidents from occurring. This has led to safety improvements on city intersections, rural roads, and highways throughout Pennsylvania and New Jersey.

Philadelphia Defective Highway Design Lawyers

If you suffered personal injury or a family member was killed in a traffic accident that may have been caused by defective highway design, please contact Golomb & Honik, P.C. for your free case evaluation. To learn more about your legal options or to schedule a free consultation call our Philadelphia class action lawyers at (215) 278-4449. You can also complete a free, confidential contact form.