While the chances of you getting into a car accident are rare, crashes are still common enough that they warrant further consideration. Driver errors cause many crashes and rightly take up much of the discussion around collisions, but there are numerous other factors that can result in road traffic accidents.
Road debris warrants further analysis because it can be dangerous and there are various forms of debris. Outlined below are a few important things to think about.
Debris from roadworks
New roads are being developed in Mesa, Arizona all the time and even existing networks need to be routinely maintained and repaired. When work is in progress, certain lanes will be cordoned off with signs to alert drivers that a hazard is upcoming.
The trouble is, the signs themselves as well as the workers and their vehicles can also be hazards. What if a sign is placed too close to the lane that you are traveling in? What if workers have finished their repairs but left tools behind for you to run over?
Debris from other vehicles
A car is not a solid block but rather a series of mechanical components that are fused together. Through wear and tear, improper repairs or design flaws, the individual components of a vehicle can become loose and fly off onto the road.
For instance, if a mechanic has failed to tighten a wheel properly, the wheel could become loose and stray into your path. At high speeds, the resulting damage could be catastrophic.
If your injuries were caused by debris on the road then you may be able to claim compensation. Seeking legal guidance will help you to hold any negligent parties to account.