There are many ways to get into an accident while traveling the roads and highways of South Carolina. One cause of crashes that travelers in South Carolina should not face are accidents caused by defective and dangerous roadways. Our state is not unique in the nation when it comes to inadequate spending on infrastructure such as roads and bridges. However, the government of South Carolina can and should do better when it comes to its roads.
In 2015, the National Transportation Research Group authored a report on the status of the roads and highways of South Carolina. The report indicated that almost half of the major roads and highways were in poor condition and needing significant construction and repair. Also, the Secretary of the Department of Transportation of South Carolina gave the condition of its roads a grade of “D.” Therefore, it is not surprising that on a national level, roadway conditions are a factor in a third of all traffic fatalities.
Dangerous and defective roads can cause serious accidents and serious injuries, even fatalities. A road can either be damaged in some way and not repaired in a timely manner or it can be defectively designed in a way that increases the likelihood of accidents. Here are some of the more common defects:
There are many more examples of defective road designs and conditions. If you have been injured in an accident that you believe was caused by or contributed by a defective road, please do not hesitate to contact the lawyers at Steinberg Law firm at (843) 780-2800. We can answer your questions and help you recover the damages to compensate you for your injuries. The initial consultation is free.