Dangerous Roads

All Roads Are Not Safe

Sometimes, it's difficult to know the true cause of a car accident. While a negligent driver may be to blame, a wreck may have been caused by more than just a driver's actions. If you have been hurt in a wreck, it is critical to work with an attorney who can investigate the true causes — and hold the right parties responsible.

Experienced Help In East Tennessee And The Surrounding Areas

At the Stapleton Law Office, we conduct thorough investigations in each case we handle. We visit the scene of the accident, read police reports, interview witnesses and often consult with highly regarded experts. These include accident reconstructionists, engineers, and health care experts.

Our work often reveals other factors that are critical to your case — factors like dangerous road conditions. We hold municipalities, cities, contractors, engineers and other parties accountable for the dangerous roads they created.

There are many ways that Tennessee roads can be dangerous:

  • Dangerous intersection design
  • Unmarked construction zones
  • Improper installation of red lights
  • Inclines on hills that are too steep
  • Dangerous curves

Builders must follow strict laws on road design. These laws are created by federal and state governments, and are very detailed. Guide books, like the Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices (MUTCD), set the standard for keeping roads safe. They include standards for signs, signal and pavement markings in the United States.

The state of Tennessee, local counties and local cities can be held responsible for the dangerous conditions they create by their poorly designed streets and highways. Contact Stapleton Law Office for a thorough investigation and evaluation of the cause of your collision.

Contact Us For Help From Johnson City To Morristown

The best way to find out if a dangerous road caused your car accident is to speak with an attorney regarding defective highway design. Often, a thorough investigation makes it very clear that the proper standards were not followed. To talk with trial lawyer Mark Stapleton or one of our office staff, contact the Stapleton Law Office by calling 423-546-4046 or by completing our online contact form.