How An Attorney Can Help You Recover From A Highway Defect Injury
We trust our local and state governments to keep roads safe for drivers. When hazardous conditions are not repaired, the safety of drivers and passengers is put at risk. Defects such as uneven pavement, lack of signs and improperly designed roads cause many accidents across North Carolina every year.
At the Charlotte law firm of DeVore, Acton & Stafford, P.A., we have handled hundreds of highway defect cases. We understand the hard work and diligence it takes to win cases against state governments and the entities responsible for highway safety. We are willing to put in that hard work for our clients because they need compensation and deserve justice.
To arrange a consultation to discuss how we can help you after a serious accident, contact our Charlotte law office online.
Examples Of Dangerous Highway Defects
Our experienced North Carolina highway defect accident lawyers are prepared to handle a variety of cases, including:
- Shoulders with excessive drop-offs
- Intersection obstructions/obstructed views
- Uneven pavement or shoulder
- Lack of proper signage
- Lack of guardrails
- Objects (such as trees) blocking the road
- Failure to repair roads
- Lack of lighting
Whether you were injured on Interstate 485, I-85, I-77, Highway 74 or any other road in North Carolina, our attorneys are ready to listen to you, explain your options and give you an honest assessment of your case.
The North Carolina Industrial Commission
If your motor vehicle accident was caused by a defect in a state highway (as opposed to a municipal highway in Charlotte or another town), your case will be resolved by the North Carolina Industrial Commission. There is no jury involved. Rather, the case is presented to the commission, which makes a decision. It is crucial that your attorney understand how the commission operates and what is needed to succeed. At DeVore, Acton & Stafford, P.A., we have extensive experience handling cases before the commission, and we are ready to go to work for you.
Recover Your Compensation
Don’t assume that an accident due to a highway defect is your fault. It is the government’s responsibility to ensure that roads are safe and secure. To find out if your situation involved a defective road, schedule an initial consultation to discuss your circumstances by calling 704-594-4227.