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Cedar Rapids Municipal Negligence Lawyers
Each day, millions of Iowans travel along the state’s streets and highways as they go about the course
of their routine. Driving from home to work, then to the grocery store and back home again may seem
like a fairly harmless sequence of events. But the reality is that highway defects can turn a simple
trip into a serious accident and a prolonged nightmare even if you drive safely and in accordance with
all the rules of the road. Municipal governments are typically responsible for ensuring that roads are
adequately constructed and maintained and may be liable for the effects of their failure to do so.
If you or your loved one has been harmed in an accident caused by a municipality’s failure to provide
a safe road system, then we can help you to fight for the financial compensation that you are due. Contact
the Cedar Rapids municipal negligence lawyers of Leehey Olson Law, P.C. today at (319) 294-4424.
Common Forms of Municipal Negligence
The fact of the matter is that municipal governments are the only parties that have the legal authority
and resources necessary to manage and oversee the network of streets, highways, and avenues that modern
life demands. This also means that they must remain constantly aware about the present state of the
roads and other attendant fixtures, and they should be held accountable for accidents caused by a lapse
in their duties. Unfortunately common forms of municipal negligence may be:
- Improperly functioning traffic lights
- Inadequate or missing signs
- Potholes and other unrepaired damage to the road surface
- Untimely removal of debris or other objects from the roadway
- Lack of clear lane markings
If you have been injured because of a municipality’s negligence or carelessness, you should not have
to shoulder the costs of an accident on your own. We are committed to helping you fight for the financial
compensation you are due from those responsible. Contact Cedar Rapids municipal negligence lawyer Leehey Olson Law, P.C. today at (319) 294-4424.