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Dangerous Roadway Defects

Because roadway defects can be extremely dangerous, motorists on the road also have every right to believe that local municipal agencies will address and repair such defects. Unfortunately, as our team at Pohl & Berk, LLP, knows, many Nashville drivers are left facing the unsafe roadway conditions caused by road defects. In fact, due to these defects, unsuspecting motorists are all too often the victims of serious car accidents, all because municipalities fail to take proper steps to secure roadways.

How Roadway Defects Make Roadways Worse

Roadway defects take many different forms, though some of the most common are potholes, uneven pavement areas, shoulder drop-offs, guardrail damage, or a lack of signs. Whatever kind of roadway defect a driver unexpectedly encounters, the effects on him or her can include:

  • Reduced visibility
  • Reduced ability to accommodate changes in roadways
  • Increased anxiety / nervousness when driving
  • Loss of vehicular control

All of these conditions can make driving even more dangerous, and unfortunately, many drivers suffer from both physical and financial consequences when they are involved in accidents caused by road defects.

Talk about Roadway Defects with a Lawyer in Nashville

If you or someone you know has been injured in a car accident because of roadway defects, the attorneys of Pohl & Berk, LLP, can help you explore your legal options for pursuing justice and compensation. We believe victims of road defects shouldn’t have to face their injuries and losses alone, especially as municipal agencies should be the ones held accountable for the consequences of a road defect. Call us at 615-277-2765 to learn how we can potentially help you.

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