Highways and roadways can become unsafe over time, due to normal wear and tear or through a serious accident. One common result of highway damage is damage or destruction of guardrails. When a guardrail is missing or damaged, it’s important that municipal agencies in charge of highway maintenance take quick action to replace or fix it. Unfortunately, this action is not always taken in a timely manner, causing innocent drivers to suffer the repercussions.
If you have been injured in a car accident because a municipality failed to repair or replace a missing or damaged guardrail, you might qualify for compensation for your injuries and losses. Contact the experienced Florida lack of guardrails lawyers at the Winston Law Firm, P.A., today by calling 954-475-9666.
Dangers of Missing Guardrails
There are many reasons why damaged or missing guardrails should be replaced. Some of the dangers of missing guardrails include higher risks for:
- Rollover accidents
- Running off the shoulder
- Vehicle falling off of bridge / high point
- Collision with property
- Collision with pedestrians
All of these dangers are reasons that missing guardrails should be replaced, and if a municipality fails to do so, it may be held legally accountable for such negligence.
If you or a loved one has been involved in a car accident because of a missing guardrail, contact a qualified Florida lack of guardrails attorney of the Winston Law Firm, P.A., today by calling 954-475-9666. We are devoted to protecting the rights of victims of municipal negligence.