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Road Defects Can Cause Crashes

Highway defects put people’s lives at risk. When mistakes are made during construction or proper safety measures are not taken, serious car wrecks often result, especially since drivers are traveling at a high rate of speed and have little time to react. This can be especially true on busy highways near Louisville like Interstate 64, the Dixie Highway, Interstate 65 and Interstate 71. Kentucky’s Interstate 75 can also be extremely dangerous and prone to accidents.

Many highway defects are the result of negligence by states and municipalities and their contractors in the design, construction and maintenance of highways. When government workers fail to properly construct or maintain highways, you may be at risk of a serious accident due to the presence or formation of dangerous highway defects.

Do You Have Car Accident Injuries Caused By A Highway Defect?

You shouldn’t have to suffer because of someone else’s mistakes. If you’ve been hurt in an auto accident due to a highway defect, take action. Contact the Slechter Law Firm and demand justice. Highway defects can often be traced back to the negligent actions of local, state or federal government or even a private contractor. Whoever’s responsible needs to be held accountable for their actions. We’re licensed to practice law throughout Kentucky, Tennessee and Indiana.

What Kind Of Highway Construction Mistakes Put Drivers At Risk?

Common highway defects that can lead to serious auto accidents include:

  • Shoulder drop-off
  • Lack of median barricades
  • Water pooling
  • Potholes
  • Uneven pavement
  • Lack of signs
  • Lack of guardrails
  • Objects on roadway
  • Construction negligence
  • Municipal negligence

The financial impact of a highway auto accident can be staggering. Medical expenses add up fast. Car repairs can be costly. You may not be able to work for weeks or months at a time, resulting in lost wages.

Get the money you rightfully deserve for your highway defect accident, reach out to the Slechter Law Firm today. Call 502-694-5407, email us or visit us in person for a free consultation and case evaluation.