Throughout California freeways, highways and roads are being built and expanded to allow for the increasing amount of drivers that travel them. Many of the roads in California are in disrepair or under construction. Road construction and hazardous roadways pose an enormous threat to drivers and passengers. Unanticipated debris in the road and other construction related hazards increase the risk of auto accidents.

It is the responsibility of the California Department of Transportation to maintain all roads and freeways within the state of California, therefore providing automobile drivers, bicyclists, truckers, and motorcyclists with safe roads on which to travel. As a Californian, you have the right to operate your vehicle on roads which are free from preventable hazards. Poorly designed and maintained roads result in thousands of traffic accidents in the U.S. each year. Listed below are some examples of hazardous roadways:

Bad road design, in which the lanes are not wide enough or have extensive wear.

  • Broken pavement
  • Construction zones, in particular those which lack visible warning signs
  • Loose gravel
  • Rate of incline
  • Poor lighting
  • Potholes
  • Unsafe guardrails

Highways and roads should be properly maintained and safely constructed in order to keep drivers and their occupants safe while traveling on them. In addition, warning signs must be posted at all road and highway construction sites to inform drivers that road work is being done and that they must be use extreme caution.

If you or a loved one have been injured due to unsafe or hazardous roadway conditions, we invite you to call GJEL 1-866-218-3776 to speak with an experienced dangerous road attorney at Gillin, Jacobson, Ellis, Larsen & Lucey today to discuss your legal options. We provide free consultations, and we’re paid only when we win your claim.

You’ll pay no fees if we don’t obtain a verdict or settlement for you.

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