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Who Is Liable if Road Debris Causes a Car Accident?

Atlantic City Car Accident Lawyers at the D'Amato Law Firm Represent People Seriously Injured in Road Debris Car Accidents.

Road debris causes many car accidents every year. If you spend any time traveling, you will see debris lying on the side of the road. When debris is on the roadway and causes someone to crash, who is responsible? Whether you can hold someone, a company, or even a government entity responsible for injuries caused by debris in a road accident depends upon many things.

Proving who is responsible for a road debris accident depends on negligence. Negligent actions have to be the direct cause of the accident and injuries. If there is no evidence of where the debris came from or how it got there, you probably cannot establish fault. Sometimes, the evidence of who is responsible for the debris is clear. Here are some real-world examples of accidents caused by debris:

  • A barrel that falls off a truck that was not appropriately secured and has the company’s name printed on the barrel. Investigators would be able to track down the company and provide video evidence of those barrels being used daily by the company.
  • Cargo falling off a truck that is caught on another driver’s dashcam as the truck drove away without even knowing their cargo caused an accident. Based on dashcam video, investigators could track the company down.
  • Items fall out of a vehicle at the same place many times. Investigators could watch a particular road area and notice that the exact vehicle has left the product in the roadway many times over many weeks.
  • The government is not correctly securing roadway construction signs and having them fly into traffic lanes.

How Can a Lawyer Help?

Once your car accident lawyer pinpoints where the debris came from, they can investigate the cause and determine whether negligence caused the accident. In many cases, there will be a negligent party.

Atlantic City Car Accident Lawyers at the D’Amato Law Firm Represent People Seriously Injured in Road Debris Car Accidents

If you have been injured by road debris, you should explore your legal options. Speak with one of our experienced Atlantic City car accident lawyers at the D’Amato Law Firm today. We have the knowledge, skills, and resources to take on challenging cases. Call us at 609-926-3300 or contact us online to schedule a free consultation. Located in Egg Harbor Township, New Jersey, we serve clients across South Jersey, including Atlantic City, Linwood, Galloway Township, Cape May, Vineland, Millville, Bridgeton, Ocean City, and Woodbury.