Road Hazard Accident Lawyer in St. Louis

Missouri Road Hazard Accident Lawyers fight for the rights of traffic injury victims in Missouri and Illinois


Road Hazard Accident Lawyers in St. Louis. The majority of motor vehicle accidents are preventable, and caused or contributed to by negligent driving behaviors and hazardous road conditions. Damaged or deteriorated road materials can potentially cause harm to pedestrians, pose a hazard to motor vehicle drivers, and lead to a traumatic or fatal car accident. With more than 2,500 fatal crashes occurring on Missouri roadways between 2015-2017, with the leading causes being distracted driving, speeding, and bad weather conditions, road hazards are a serious safety concern to Missouri drivers.

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St. Louis Road Hazard Accident Attorneys

Most roads in the U.S. are made of asphalt, which has a lifespan of 15-20 years. Asphalt requires routine maintenance at every 3-5 year interval in between (five years, seven years, ten years). When asphalt becomes worn down and damaged, this can be extremely hazardous to bicyclists, motor vehicle drivers, and pedestrians. For example, if a bridge or road is severely uneven and broken down, and a car pops a tire due to the unsafe road conditions, this can cause multiple damages. Not only can road hazard cause property damage, but if the car comes to a halt and there are other vehicles behind it or pedestrians around, this could result in a rear-end accident, traumatic brain injuries, or catastrophic spinal cord injuries.

If you suffered injuries in an accident that was caused by hazardous road conditions, you could be eligible to recover compensation. If the crash was unavoidable, caused solely by road hazards, and not the result of the driver’s negligence, multiple parties could be liable for damages. As a National Trial Lawyers recognized “Top 100 Trial Lawyer,” Christopher Dixon can quickly assess your situation, determine who’s at fault, and bring a compelling Missouri road hazard accident claim against the negligent party to recover damages. For more information on how Chris Dixon and the St. Louis Road Hazard Accident Lawyers can fight for your case, call (314) 409-7060 or 855-40-CRASH (toll-free) for a free consultation.

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Chris has recovered over $50 million for his injured clients, and can assist you with your injury claims. To get started on your personal injury case, contact our St. Louis injury attorneys today!

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Common Types of Road Hazards

Damaged roads and road debris, such as shredded tires, roadkill, and remnants from motor vehicle accidents, can be dangerous to drivers on the road and cause serious distractions, not to mention, severe property damage. The most common hazards reported in road hazard accident claims in Missouri include:

  • Slick Roadways – 70% of weather-related crashes occur due to wet pavement
  • Road Construction – annually, there are more than 799 fatalities caused by road construction
  • Highway/Freeway/Interstate Debris – according to the National Safety Council, 37% of fatal accidents involve a swerving driver attempting to avoid flying debris or abandoned, hazardous items on the highway
  • Deterioration – out of the 33,000 traffic fatalities that occur every year in the U.S., one-third of these accidents involve deteriorated and poor road conditions
  • Wildlife Collisions – every year, there are more than 1.5 million deer-vehicle collisions in the U.S.

The average out-of-pocket cost for individual drivers in the U.S. caused by road hazards is $377, which poses the question, “who is at-fault for my damages caused by road hazards?” Depending on the circumstances of your accident, the State or a negligent driver could be responsible for your damages.

Liability in Missouri Road Hazard Accidents

Most comprehensive insurance policies offer coverage for theft, broken windows, dents, and other unpreventable damages to your vehicle, but not every insurance policy provides coverage for road debris accidents. If you suffered injuries in a road hazard accident caused by deteriorated pavement, road debris, or another driver’s unsecured load, you could file a Missouri road hazard claim against several parties, including the at-fault driver, the government, or in commercial truck accidents, the trucking company.

Missouri is an at-fault state, and if a driver’s negligence causes injury or property damage to another person, the at-fault driver is liable for damages. In situations that involve a negligent passenger vehicle driver or CDL driver, a suit can be brought to recover damages. But, when an accident involves road debris or road damage, this often is the responsibility of the State government, which can be more challenging.

Similar to filing a car accident claim, when submitting a Missouri road hazard accident claim against the government, it’s essential to gather evidence of the accident (photos of road debris, people involved, and the police report for the accident), proof of injuries (it’s critical to seek medical attention right away and collect a copy of the medical report), and most of the time, a witness account of the accident for credibility.

Where bringing a government-related injury claim differs from traditional injury claims, is the time frame for filing a claim and the regulations that the claim is subjected to. In Missouri, victims have 90 days after an accident to bring a road hazard accident claim against the government. Beyond Missouri’s statute of limitations for government claims, victims forfeit all rights to compensation for damages.

Missouri Road Hazard Accident Lawyers

Perhaps the most essential step that needs to be taken after a road hazard accident in Missouri is hiring an experienced attorney to represent your case. Road hazard accidents often involve more than one liable party and multiple types of negligence, which requires adequate knowledge of Missouri’s laws to recover full compensation. Hiring a St. Louis Car Accident Lawyer to handle your road hazard claim can be an excellent decision, because not only does an experienced attorney have knowledge of Missouri’s laws, but experience negotiating high settlements.

Christopher Dixon and the St. Louis Road Hazard Accident Lawyers at the Dixon Injury Firm know how challenging it can be to suffer unexpected damages in a motor vehicle accident, and are dedicated to recovering settlements that include compensation for medical expenses, pain and suffering, lost wages, property damage, and more. To date, the Dixon Injury Firm’s Car Accident Lawyers in St. Louis have recovered over $35,000,000 in settlements and recoveries for Missouri injury claims.

If you are ready to see how Chris Dixon and the St. Louis Road Hazard Accident Lawyers can produce the best results for your road hazard accident claim in Missouri, call (314) 409-7060, 855-40-CRASH (toll-free), or contact the Dixon Injury Firm now for a free case review.

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