Was the City of Dallas Responsible for a Car Wreck?
- February 21, 2012
- Car Accidents
As a Dallas auto accident attorney, I have spoken with thousands of people who have been hurt during a car crash in Dallas. Every accident has its own unique set of circumstances. All accidents have one thing in common, however: someone or something caused the crash.
There are very few true “accidents” and as a Dallas personal injury attorney dedicated to fighting for the rights of those injured in car crashes, it is my job to find out who was at fault for your accident.
Missing Signage – Was Dallas Responsible for a Car Wreck?
When two women recently made a wrong turn and ended up in Lake Ray Hubbard via an unmarked boat ramp, many jumped to conclusions, assuming that the driver was impaired. However, the Rockwall County Sherriff’s Department had been concerned about this particular road and boat ramp for some time. They had asked the city of Dallas to remedy the situation, to add appropriate signage and road markers, but the city never listened. In fact, after the accident, crews discovered that the lone sign announcing the boat ramp was buried along the side of the road.
Fortunately, the recent accident at Lake Ray Hubbard did not cause any serious injuries or deaths. It was severe enough however to prompt the city of Dallas to take the matter seriously. They are currently considering adding reflective signs, pavement markers, road bumps, and barricades.
For the motorists who ended up in the lake, any new roadside warnings came too late to prevent their accident. Our Dallas auto accident attorneys have found that many times a lack of proper roadside warnings is the primary cause of an accident. When city officials refuse to take roadway safety seriously, drivers and pedestrians pay.
If you have been hurt during an accident in Dallas or anywhere in North Texas, contact an attorney with the experience and expertise to defend your rights and get you the compensation you deserve. Please call 877.290.1382 to speak with an attorney at the Dallas car wreck lawyers of Guajardo & Marks.