Kansas City Lack of Signs Lawyers

Many car accidents occur because of municipal negligence and might have been prevented if those tasked with maintaining highways had been more attentive to their duties. Highway maintenance is essential for keeping roadways safe for motorists and pedestrians alike. But many highway defects are allowed to linger over months before they are resolved. One easily overlooked but very dangerous defect is the lack of signs. When needed traffic signs are absent or damaged needless collisions become likely.

If you have been hurt in a crash that would not have occurred if appropriate signage had been present, it may be in your best interest to consider legal action against a municipal authority for the lack of signs. Contact the Kansas City road defect attorneys of The Pottenger Law Firm LLC, by calling 816-531-6006 to learn more about your legal rights and options in this situation.

Dangers of Absent Signs

Drivers and pedestrians alike rely on the presence of traffic signs to regulate traffic and keep roadways safe, especially in high-traffic areas. When these signs are not posted, or are too damaged to read, the consequences can be devastating. The following are representative of some of the threats to safety which may arise:

• Unsafe directing of merging onto highways
• Collisions at four-way stops
• Use of excessive speeds
• Failure to indicate that a street is one-way
• Failure to communicate important information about the course of the roadway (sharp turns, drop-offs, roundabouts, etc.)

Contact Us

To discuss the potential merits of legal action in your case if you have been hurt due to the lack of signs on the roadway, contact the Kansas City personal injury lawyers of The Pottenger Law Firm LLC, at 816-531-6006 today.