Highway Safety And Motor Vehicle Accidents
All of us who travel on our nation’s highways entrust our safety to those who are best qualified to protect us: traffic engineers, automobile and truck manufacturers, government agencies and the drivers who share the road with us. Each plays a part in keeping highway travel safe.
As personal injury attorneys, we at Williams, Walsh & O'Connor, LLC, are on the front lines of highway safety advocacy. This is the case because we represent people who have been injured or whose close family members have died in highway vehicle accidents. Each accident that we investigate and each injured person whom we help reminds us of the importance of promoting highway safety before accidents happen.
Contact our Connecticut highway safety attorneys to schedule a free initial consultation if you or a family member was injured on a Connecticut highway. Share your story with us and allow us to tell you how we can help. We urge all who can make a difference to promote highway safety along with us. We urge you to join with us in fighting against negligence and for safety, as described below.
Problems With Drivers
Drivers may contribute to or cause highway accidents through reckless driving, drunk driving, failure to maintain licensure, disregard for traffic laws and entertainment of distraction such as conversations on cellphones.
Issues With Vehicles
Cars and trucks need to be inspected and maintained regularly. Tires, brakes and steering must be kept in good working order to best protect drivers and others on the road. Safety devices such as seat belts, air bags and brake lights can save lives. Manufacturers and installers of car and truck components are responsible for maintaining standards that protect our safety.
Hazards On Roadways
Road surfaces should be kept in good repair. Defective roadways are often cited as causes of serious accidents. Potholes are not just nuisances; they can pose real dangers to unsuspecting motorists. Tree branches should not obscure stop signs or other road signs. Uniform traffic controls such as signals and signs must be kept in working order. Downed power lines, improper signage and cones used to indicate detours all pose dangers. Bridges and entrance ramps require frequent inspection and repair as needed.
Construction Zone Accident Prevention
Precautions to prevent construction zone accidents or construction vehicle accidents are well-known. When safety procedures are not followed, the likelihood of crashes, injuries and deaths increases dramatically.
Contact Us For A Free Consultation
For more information about highway safety and your rights if you believe you or a loved one has been injured due to any type of negligence on the part of other motorists, government bodies or traffic engineers, contact a lawyer at Williams, Walsh & O'Connor, LLC, in North Haven.