Road Debris is a Serious Threat to Drivers and Passengers Alike
At Sanchez Medina, we have represented many victims of road debris accidents. These accidents can have devastating consequences, causing serious injuries and even death. Every year, there are over 25,000 accidents caused by road debris, and these accidents result in over 100 deaths. In addition to the dangers posed to drivers and passengers, road debris also causes significant damage to vehicles. Our law firm specializes in representing victims of accidents caused by road debris, and we have helped our clients recover millions of dollars in damages.
What is Road Debris?
Road debris can be defined as any object that is on the roadway and is not attached to a vehicle. This can include anything from tire treads to pieces of metal to tree branches. In most cases, road debris is the result of careless driving or poor vehicle maintenance. For example, if a driver does not properly secure their load, items can fall off of their vehicle and onto the roadway. Similarly, if a driver does not maintain their vehicle, parts can come loose and fall onto the roadway.
These accidents can range in severity from minor fender-benders to major collisions. In some cases, road debris can even cause catastrophic injuries or death.
What Causes Road Debris?
There are many different reasons why road debris may end up on the roadway. In some cases, it may fall off of a vehicle that is carrying it (such as a trailer or construction equipment). In other cases, it may be trash that has been improperly disposed of. And in still other cases, it may be natural debris such as tree branches or rocks.
Regardless of how the debris ends up on the roadway, it poses a serious threat to drivers and passengers alike. If you are involved in an accident caused by road debris, you may be entitled to compensation for your injuries or damages.
How Does Road Debris Cause Accidents?
There are several ways in which road debris can cause accidents. First, if a driver hits an object on the roadway, they may lose control of their vehicle. Additionally, objects on the roadway can cause flat tires or other damage to vehicles. This damage can render a vehicle immobile or cause it to operate in an unsafe manner. Finally, large objects on the roadway can block a driver’s view and cause an accident.
In some cases, road debris can also be thrown into the air and hit another vehicle. This is most likely to occur with large objects, such as tire treads or tree branches. When this happens, it is often impossible for the driver to avoid an accident.
Our roads are filled with all sorts of potential hazards, from potholes to distracted drivers. But one hazard that is often overlooked is road debris. Road debris can range from small objects like tire treads to large objects like tree branches, and it can cause serious accidents if not removed from the roadway promptly. If you have been injured in an accident caused by road debris, contact our law firm today for a free consultation. Our experienced personal injury attorneys will review your case and help you get the compensation you deserve.
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The information contained in this blog may or may not reflect the most current legal developments. Accordingly, information in this blog is not promised or guaranteed to be correct or complete, and should not be relied upon as such. Readers should conduct their own appropriate legal research.
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