Auto Accidents and Dangerous Curves

September 15, 2017 — by Mark T. Flickinger, JD
Tags: Auto Accidents Personal Injury Wrongful Death

A car with a crumpled front end after an auto accident that occurred on a dangerous curveThere are roads throughout the state of Utah that are riddled with dangerous curves. Tragically, auto accidents take place routinely on these roads, many of which are in rural parts of the state. In many cases, these accidents occur despite ample signage warning drivers of these dangerous curves and lowered speed limits. Thankfully, however, most drivers pay close attention to these signs and follow the posted speed limits carefully, saving their own lives and the lives of others in the process.

While many of the accidents that occur due to dangerous curves are the faults of speeding or otherwise reckless drivers, some are not. Some auto accidents involving dangerous curves are actually the fault of those responsible for designing or maintaining the road. For example, if there is not sufficient warning of a dangerous curve, or if there is no warning whatsoever, there is no way for a driver who is unfamiliar with the road to take precautions as he or she approaches the curve. Likewise, if there are potholes or other defects in the road at the point of the dangerous curve that should have been repaired, but those responsible for maintaining the road failed to make the repairs in a timely manner, a devastating crash may be impossible for a driver to avoid.

In such cases, it may be possible for auto accident victims to obtain compensation for their losses and expenses by filing a personal injury lawsuit against the party or parties responsible for their injuries. At the law firm of Flickinger Sutterfield & Boulton, we expertly handle cases involving auto accidents and dangerous curves in and around Salt Lake City, UT. If you or a member of your family has been injured in an auto accident involving a dangerous curve, or if you have lost a family member in such an accident, we have the skills and resources to present the strongest case possible on your behalf.

Contact our personal injury law firm today for an evaluation of your auto accident case.

Determining Liability in Auto Accident Cases Involving Dangerous Curves

The personal injury attorneys of Flickinger Sutterfield & Boulton have extensive experience in determining liability in highly complex auto accident cases, which cases involving dangerous curves often are. These cases are generally complex because they often involve government entities, which are immune from lawsuits in most cases. However, there are instances in which government entities can be held liable for negligence, and our attorneys are highly skilled at handling such cases.

Our personal injury attorneys have had success in handling dangerous curve cases involving:

  • Defective road designs, in which we were able to prove that safer, equally cost-effective designs could and should have been considered but were not.
  • Lack of adequate signage warning drivers of the dangerous curve.
  • Defective materials used in the road or in the guardrail used to protect drivers from running off the road.
  • Poor maintenance of the road.

Arrange for an Evaluation of Your Auto Accident Case Today

To arrange for an evaluation of your auto accident case, please contact Flickinger Sutterfield & Boulton today.