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Cedar Rapids Shoulder Drop-Off Lawyers
The state and local agencies charged with the construction and maintenance of Iowa’s streets and highways have an important responsibility. They must ensure that the roadways are sufficient in size and durability to meet the demands of the dramatic shifts in the weather and the ever growing population. When they do not pay adequate attention to the details involved in the preparation of materials or in the construction of both the road surface and the shoulder, a significant and unsafe shoulder drop-off can result.
Elevation differences can cause jarring drops as one crosses onto the shoulder either to evade an obstacle or to pull to a stop. These drops can result in significant physical injury and damage to an automobile, and may be cause for pursuing a legal action against the negligent parties. Contact the Cedar Rapids shoulder drop-off lawyers of Leehey Olson Law, P.C., at (319) 294-4424 to discuss your potential case.
Likely Damage and Injuries
The moment when your vehicle crossed onto the shoulder may have already been filled with panic, and the sudden drop and concussion of the fall certainly made matters worse. It may have caused you to lose control and led to a collision that would not have occurred otherwise. This constitutes the most extreme effect of a dangerous shoulder drop-off, and it is one that is a common threat to motorist safety. Shoulder drop-offs typically result in the following damage and injuries:
- Blown Tires
- Broken Axles
- Body Damage
- Traumatic Brain Injuries
- Dental Injuries
- Spinal Compression Injuries
You do not have to fend for yourself in the wake of an accident that was caused by a defective roadway. Contact a Cedar Rapids highway defects lawyer from Leehey Olson Law, P.C., at (319) 294-4424 to begin working with an experienced legal professional.