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At Butler Wooten & Peak LLP, our Georgia trucking accident attorneys hold trucking companies accountable when their carelessness results in catastrophic and fatal collisions.

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Inadequate Road Signage

Car accidents are often the result of driver negligence, but sometimes other factors play a role. No matter how good a driver you are, when construction work impairs your ability to navigate Georgia’s highways, it can lead to accidents. Poor road conditions and improper road signage also play a role in motor vehicle accidents. For example:

  • Lack of signage may cause confusion at intersections.
  • Inadequate signage may put a pedestrian or cyclist at risk of injury.
  • Improper placement of signage at construction sites may obstruct a driver’s view or not allow drivers enough time to react during times of congestion.
  • Failure to properly clean up a construction site or warn of hazards may lead to severe injury or even death.

Motorists rely on road signs to provide guidance throughout travel, especially in construction zones. Federal and state regulations dictate which types of signs a construction company must use, as well as their spacing. Failure by a construction company, or the municipality who employs them, to use proper signage may result in injuries to motorists or construction workers.

Who Is Responsible For Improper Signage?

If you incurred an injury in an accident and believe inadequate signage played a role, contact the truck accident attorneys at Butler Wooten & Peak LLP as soon as possible. Georgia’s counties and municipalities are responsible for maintaining safe roadways. If they fail in this duty, they may be liable for injuries that result.

Civil actions involving government entities follow a different process than those against other companies. These lawsuits have shorter filing deadlines and require special procedures. In some cases, the statute of limitations involving a government entity can be as short as 30 days. For this reason, it’s in your best interest to seek legal counsel as soon as possible. Our firm has extensive experience working with these types of cases and will comply with special rules for government agencies swiftly and efficiently.

Do I Have a Case?

Whether your claim is against the government or a third party, any actions involving improper signage involve the following:

  • A duty to keep the roadway safe. Whether you’re driving through a construction zone or on Georgia’s back roads, someone is responsible for keeping your route reasonably safe from preventable harm.
  • A breach of duty. When a construction company fails to keep a construction zone safe or a municipal body fails to properly maintain or provide adequate warning on a roadway, they may breach their duty of care or commit negligence.
  • Harm resulting from the breach. The negligent party may be legally liable for any damages from an accident, including property damages, medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering.

Your Next Steps: Finding an Improper Signage Accident Attorney

The attorneys at Butler Wooten & Peak LLP have a track record of success when it comes to helping Georgia victims of car accidents. We employ a team of experienced associates and outside forensic experts who help clients hold negligent parties responsible for their injuries. We examine the scene of a crash and the roadways, confirming a lack of improper or inadequate signage.

To discuss an injury that you believe was the result of a lack of signage, an obstructed view, or any road problem, contact our office at (800) 242-2962 or contact us online for a free case evaluation.

We bring over 20 years of experience to our investigations of motor vehicle accidents, including those involving government or municipal bodies. Let us help you hold the negligent parties responsible and gain compensation for medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering. We represent injured motorists, pedestrians, and bicyclists – anyone who has incurred injury resulting from inadequate road signage or maintenance. Contact us for your free initial consultation today.