Lexington Shoulder Drop-Off Accident Attorney
It happens all too often driving on the rural roads around Lexington, Higginsville, Richmond and the rest of the region. You or someone else is driving along and gets a little too close to the edge of the road. All of a sudden the car suddenly drops off a ledge, and getting back on the road requires a steady hand.
Oftentimes, an accident caused by a steep shoulder drop-off can have serious consequences. Serious car accidents causing injuries and deaths can result from an unsafe drop. What you may not know is that the state of Missouri is required to make sure the shoulder drop-offs are of a safe height. At Burt Harriman, Attorney at Law, LLC, we can help you pursue compensation for your injuries if you were in an accident caused by an unsafe shoulder drop-off.
Shoulder Drop-Off Accidents Can Have Serious Consequences
According to the state of Missouri, a 3-inch shoulder drop-off can be safely negotiated at speeds between 30 and 40 mph. What happens when the drop-off is steeper and the driver was going faster? A steep shoulder drop-off can cause a vehicle to:
- Fall into a ditch
- Cross the median into oncoming traffic
- Cause the driver to overcorrect his or her steering, causing an accident
On our narrow blacktop roads here that are not maintained, this type of accident can happen at any time. It is up to the Missouri Department of Transportation and municipal governments to ensure the roads are safe to drive on. We have taken on negligent governments on behalf of our clients and secured the compensation they need and deserve for their injuries.
State And Local Governments Must Live Up To Their Responsibilities. We Can Hold Them Accountable.
Contact Burt Harriman, Attorney at Law, LLC, in Lexington, Missouri, if you were hurt or you lost a loved one due to unsafe road conditions. Our team will fight hard to get you the compensation you deserve. Call 660-259-2238 to schedule your free consultation with a lawyer. We accept credit cards.