Roadway accidents are often caused by inattentive drivers. But people can also be injured due to the condition of the roadway. We have represented individuals involved in accidents caused by insufficient guardrails, signage or road shoulder, as well as incorrect road striping, malfunctioning signal lights, downed signs, dangerous curves and other types of roadway dangers.
These cases are difficult, however, and an experienced lawyer is an absolute necessity. The roadways are controlled by state entities and those state entities have sovereign immunity for injuries occurring on their roadways. This immunity will limit the amount you can recover, or keep an injury victim from recovering at all.
The law in Missouri is complex. Even if a dangerous condition is established, the state may still have a defense. The key to these cases is to hire an attorney as early as possible so that evidence can be secured.