Some roads are easier to navigate than others; however, while complicated road designs and poor road conditions may make driving more difficult, it is still up to each and every Wisconsin driver to drive safely. A driver who fails to exercise reasonable care given the road that he is driving on and the conditions that are present may be liable for any accident, injuries, and fatalities that result.
Road Design Can Cause Confusion
Reasonable drivers must account for confusing or dangerous road designs. Road design could be challenging, for example, if:
- There are tight or unexpected curves.
- Stop signs, exit signs, or other signage is missing, broken, or was never present.
- The street is narrow.
- The way the road was constructed makes it otherwise difficult to navigate.
A driver who is speeding, drunk, distracted, or drowsy may have difficulty safely navigating these types of roads and may make a mistake that results in a serious accident injury.
Road Conditions Can Cause Danger
Drunk, distracted, drowsy, or speeding drivers may also have trouble navigating roads that are temporarily dangerous due to poor road conditions such as:
- Debris in the road
Car accidents that occur when road conditions are poor or where road design is confusing can be complicated. The insurance company or negligent driver may try to use these things as excuses to avoid paying you fair damages for your injuries. However, many of these accidents could have been avoided if the driver was acting as a reasonable driver would in similar conditions. Accordingly, you may be entitled to damages for things such as your past, current and future medical expenses, lost income, out-of-pocket costs, pain, and suffering.
If you’ve been hurt in a car crash on a Wisconsin road, then please start a live chat with our experienced car accident lawyers today and learn what you can do to protect your rights and your fair recovery.