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Cedar Rapids Objects on Roadway Lawyers
Despite the ever increasing number of distractions that appeal for a driver’s attention, his or her
focus must always remain primarily on the road ahead and on the other vehicles in the immediate vicinity.
While this can go a long way toward reducing the risk of dangerous car accidents, it does not completely
eliminate the danger. Moreover, even the most attentive motorist may encounter circumstances that make
a collision unavoidable. The presence of objects on the roadway is one example of a highway defect that
can create a dramatically increased likelihood for car crashes.
If you have been involved in an automobile accident that was caused by this or any other highway defect,
then it may be in your best interest to file a lawsuit against the responsible party. It can be difficult
to determine who is legally liable in these situations, so we recommend consulting with a knowledgeable
and experienced attorney. Contact the Cedar Rapids objects on roadway lawyers of Leehey Olson Law, P.C. at (319) 294-4424.
Examples of Objectionable Objects
There is simply no getting around the fact that from time to time there will be some fairly sizable
or hazardous objects on the street or highway. But the parties who are responsible for maintaining a
safe road system and those whose negligence leads to the abandonment of these objects each have a duty
to ensure that those obstacles are removed in a timely fashion. Failure to do so can cause drivers to
lose control of their vehicles when they attempt to avert disaster, or they may be unable to react altogether,
plowing into the object as a result.
Examples of objects or circumstances in the roadway that present serious risks include:
- Fallen Trees or Tree Branches
- Disabled Vehicles
- The Remnants of Car Accidents
- Cargo Dropped from Trucks or Other Vehicles
- Downed Wires or Signs
- Materials or Debris from Construction Projects
Let us help you fight for the full extent of financial compensation to which you are entitled under the law. Contact Leehey Olson Law, P.C., at (319) 294-4424 if someone else’s negligence has forced you to endure a devastating car accident.