Almost all motor vehicle accidents are a result of someone’s negligence. In most cases, it is the negligence of one of the drivers involved. However, that is not always the case. The state of Illinois is notorious for its poorly maintained and dangerous roadways. The hazards found on these roads put those occupying the road at risk of being involved in a collision, including drivers, passengers, and workers. If you or someone you love has sustained injuries due to an accident caused by road hazards, you may be interested in filing a personal injury claim and holding the appropriate parties responsible.
What Kind of Hazards Can Lead to Dangerous Road Conditions?
Vehicle accidents due to road conditions often result from common issues, some of which include:
- Construction equipment or materials
- Uneven roadways
- Fallen trees or branches
- Cargo or debris that fell off a vehicle
- Broken traffic lights
- Poor road design
Streets in disrepair may feature hazards such as uneven lanes and narrow shoulders. Hazards of this nature can lead to drivers losing control of their vehicle and causing an accident, putting themselves and others sharing the road at risk of injury or even death....