While uneven roads with potholes or roads with little to no shoulder are often recognized as inconvenient to drive on, the reality is that these roads can also be extremely dangerous to motorists. As such, any road defects that impair the safety of a road and put drivers in danger should be repaired by the local municipal entity responsible for maintaining that road. Unfortunately, as our lawyer at Patino Law Firm knows, many roads in McAllen do not get the repairs they need, endangering innocent and unsuspecting drivers like you.
Common and Dangerous Road Defects
There are many ways that roads can become damaged, through accidents or even just normal wear and tear. But when the necessary repairs to fix this damage are not done, the roads can develop more serious defects, such as the following:
- Shoulder Drop-Offs
- Uneven Pavement
Should a construction company or municipal entity act negligently in building or reconstructing the road, other defects, such as lack of signs and lack of guardrails, may also affect a road. Unfortunately, these and other road defects can easily cause a devastating accident.
Contact a Personal Injury Attorney in McAllen
If you or someone you love has suffered harm or expense because of a road defect that leads to a car accident, then you could be due financial compensation from the municipal entity in charge of the road. Our attorneys at Patino Law Firm can help you understand your options in such a situation and possibly begin taking the first steps. Find out how we can help you today by calling 956-631-3535.