Cities and townships take taxes and pay for things to help the community, such as libraries, parks, and schools. Another important part of your taxes goes toward the construction and maintenance of roadways. However, should a municipality choose to ignore road problems, it can result in dangerous road conditions for you and those you love.
Municipalities are responsible for using taxes for the benefit of the community. However, if the government fails to address key needs, such as road care, it can cause damage to both you and your vehicle. If you are a victim of municipal negligence, you should contact a Detroit municipal negligence lawyer from Ravid & Associates, P.C. today at (866) 644-6587.
Roads are battered daily by the elements as well as the wear and tear of traffic. This can quickly cause a road base to degrade, resulting in defects such as:
- Uneven pavement
- Steep shoulder drop-offs
If you hit a pothole or run over uneven pavement, your car can suffer from tire damage, suspension problems, and issues with its alignment. Should you pull over and hit a shoulder drop-off, you may lose control of your vehicle. Either way, these problems can have long-lasting repercussions.
Additionally, there are certain other components that contribute to safe driving conditions. Municipalities are responsible for posting informative signs, giving directions or warning of potential dangers. A lack of signs is hazardous. Lastly, your city or township should also put up guardrails to protect you from things like railways and ditches. Missing guardrails can result in devastating accidents like rollovers and train wrecks.
When you pay your taxes, you are already paying for safe roadways. If your municipality has failed to maintain the roads, you should not let this negligence go unpunished. Contact an experienced Detroit municipal negligence attorney from Ravid & Associates, P.C., at (866) 644-6587 today to discuss your case.