Defective Highway Design

Norfolk Car Accident Lawyers Examine The Role Of Defective Highway Design In Crashes

by | September 23rd, 2013

September 23, 2013

The Norfolk Car Accident Lawyers with Lowell “The Hammer” Stanley say that a common contributing factor in some motor vehicle collisions is defective highway design. The firm goes on to explain that sometimes, an increase in traffic volume over the course of numerous years can lead to a roadway not being able to handle its daily traffic load, which can lead to accidents.

This may have been the cause of a recent collision between a pedestrian and a minivan in the city of Norfolk Virginia. According to an article from The Sun Chronicle, the crash occurred at approximately 9:10 a.m. Thursday, September 5, at the corner of Pine and Everett streets.

Reports indicate the 69-year-old victim was jogging along the road when he was struck by a van. The impact of the collision left the victim with critical injuries that required airlifting to a local hospital.

Citizens have made numerous complaints about the road in recent years after an increase in accidents was recorded following a project that created a bypass using the roads around Route 1 and Foxboro; however, city officials have not announced any plans to improve the roadway’s safety.

Lowell “The Hammer” Stanley’s team of Norfolk Personal Injury Lawyers recognizes how devastating injuries from a motor vehicle collision can be. That is why the firm would like to wish the injured victim a full and speedy recovery.

Norfolk Auto Accidents Being Blamed On Defective Roadways

by | April 1st, 2013

April 1, 2013

Defects in roadways, such as potholes or uneven areas of a highways surface, are responsible for numerous Norfolk Auto Accidents each year. Just this past January, a city police officer was seriously injured when he drove over an uneven patch of asphalt on Tidewater Drive, lost control of his motorcycle, and crashed. Another motorcyclist reported jarring his back after striking one of the bumps while riding.

Several other motorcyclists in the area are making their voices heard about their concern for safety along Tidewater Drive. According to WVEC 13 News, these individuals have called for city officials to examine the need for repairs and maintenance along the stretch of road. While city officials have sent an inspector to examine the need for such projects, they have also stated the roadway met standards established by law last time it was examined.

In the meantime, many motorists are concerned for safety. Experts say it is important to slow down when driving a car on an area plagued with uneven pavement. The risks associated with riding a motorcycle in these types of highway conditions can be even more dangerous. Some riders suggest driving a proposed biking route in a car prior to hitting the street on a bike. This way, a rider knows what areas to avoid before approaching them.

The Norfolk Personal Injury Lawyers with Lowell “The Hammer” Stanley hope more is done to better protect motorists from the dangers associated with defective highway designs.