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Chula Vista Highway Design Defect Attorney

With so many dangers to contend with on the road—intoxicated and distracted drivers, poor road conditions, and so on—one thing that drivers don’t really consider is the design of the road itself. We get behind the wheel assuming that the officials responsible for planning and building our roads design them to be their safest, but that’s not always the case. If you’ve been injured due to a highway design defect, then you have rights. Contact a highway design defect attorney right away to discuss your case.

Design Defects in Chula Vista Highways

While most roads in Chula Vista are pleasant to drive and have no issues, poorly constructed roads can lead to accidents that leave behind devastating life-altering injuries or even cause death. Some examples of potential highway design defects that may lead to unavoidable accidents include:

  • Ill-placed on- and off-ramps. Similar distance and placement of on- and off-ramps is common on Chula Vista’s highways. However, if the design of a ramp leaves the ramp suddenly shorter or placed in a position that the driver doesn’t expect, an unaware driver may have insufficient time to correct, resulting in a serious accident.
  • Defective or non-existent median barriers. Medians are used to separate lanes of traffic coming in both directions. A defect in a median or a missing median can lead to head-on crashes that cause serious injuries or fatalities.
  • Steep or narrow shoulder. The shoulder of the highway should provide sufficient space for the driver who pulls onto it to exit his car without being injured. When the space is too narrow or steep, the driver with a stalled engine or flat tire is in danger of being hit by other vehicles on the roadway.
  • Pavement edges are too sharp. If a drier drops off the edge of the pavement and the pavement has a sharp edge, this can lead to loss of control and accidental crashes.
  • Speed limit errors. The posted speed limit for a stretch of road is sometimes not the safest. Driving too fast (or even too slow) on the roadway can lead to serious collisions and accidents.
  • Missing or hard-to-read signs. Drivers rely on signage to help them get where they’re going safely, and signs should be present and easy to read. When a sign is missing or not present, drivers can miss out on information ranging from speed limits to merging or the existence of an animal crossing, all of which can lead to an accident.
  • Lack of guardrail. Guardrails missing from roadways where there is a steep incline or body of water can lead to serious accidents.
  • Poor visibility caused by landscape or signs. Failing to maintain the landscape can lead to overgrowth that reduces driver visibility.

Contact a Chula Vista Highway Design Defect Attorney

Simpson Law Group has been standing up for the rights of injured drivers for years. If you believe a highway defect caused your accident, contact our Chula Vista highway design defect attorney to discuss your claim and find out how we can help you recover damages.

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