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Roadway Defects

Experienced Ohio car accident attorneys

Roads and highways need to be properly maintained so that people can safely drive on them. Unfortunately, some communities and states fail to properly maintain their roads and highways. As a result, roads can become dangerous and cause serious car accidents.

Understanding what to do after an accident caused by a roadway defect can be confusing. Even knowing your rights as an injured driver or passenger might not be clear. That’s why it’s critical that you talk to an attorney as soon as possible.

We understand what you’re going through. That’s why our legal team at Merriman Legal, LLC, wants to work with you. Based in Cleveland and serving injury victims throughout Ohio, we have a strong track record of success.

Common roadway defects

There are many roadway defects that can contribute to an accident. Some of the most common defects include:

  • Potholes
  • Malfunctioning traffic lights
  • Obscured street signs (including stop signs)
  • Poor drainage (causing street flooding)
  • Road erosion (resulting in road collapse)

States and municipalities have a responsibility to properly maintain their roads. When they fail to do so and accidents occur, our attorneys can help hold them accountable.

Know your rights

Many people believe there’s nothing they can do if their accident was caused by a road defect. But the reality is you have rights. And it’s our job as your legal team to make sure that your rights are respected.

Our experienced attorneys know how to investigate such complicated cases. We know how to analyze accident reports. We frequently consult with experts in their field. And we’re not afraid to take on government agencies, insurance companies or anyone that stands in your way for justice. If necessary, we’re prepared to file a lawsuit on your behalf.

We take such cases seriously because we strongly believe in holding people accountable for their actions. Remember, you didn’t do anything wrong. You shouldn’t have to pay for someone else’s mistakes. Find out how we can help you. Contact us and schedule your free case evaluation.

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