What is Dangerous About Driving On Bridges?

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Any road can be dangerous, but bridges have some unique dangers that drivers should really be aware of. There are some potential causes of accidents to be aware of and factors that could make a crash even more serious. You also may have some legal options if you get hurt in such a crash. Our Monmouth County car accident attorneys may be able to help you if you are seriously injured and seeking compensation.

Can Accidents on Bridges Be More Dangerous?

There are a few elements that can make bridges more dangerous than the typical road. Some issues to look out for include:

  • “Chain reaction” collisions, where cars keep hitting other cars that have already been in an accident
  • Barriers that can cause damaging front-end and side-impact collisions
  • Overboard accidents, where one or more cars go off of the side of a bridge

In extremely rare cases, you also have to worry about damage to the bridge or weight limits that could cause it to collapse.

Are Bridges More Dangerous in Winter?

Bridges can be more dangerous in winter because they ice up before other nearby roads. This is because cold air can approach the bridge from above and below, causing it to freeze faster than a road that only has cold air acting on it from one direction. You have to control your speed and make sure that you do not get hurt due to icy conditions,

Should I Sue for Damages After a Crash?

Yes. If you believe that someone else caused your crash and you have serious injuries, you can sue for damages. Your compensation should help make up for:

  • Medical expenses
  • Lost wages
  • Loss of earning potential
  • Loss of enjoyment
  • Pain from disability or disfigurement

Will I Have to Go to Trial?

If you are worried about dealing with the stress of going to trial, we get that. It can be tempting to just take a settlement offer and be done with it. Fortunately, these types of cases usually settle out of court. Our lawyers will do their best to negotiate a fair settlement before a trial, but we can fight for you in court if it comes to that.

Do You Need a Lawyer For a Bridge Accident Case?

Having a lawyer on your side for a case like this can be beneficial. A lawyer can help you gather evidence and connect you with expert witnesses who can testify on your behalf. They can also handle all communications for you, including negotiations with an insurer. Proving negligence on your own can be tough, so let us help you build the most compelling case possible.

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When you are ready to pursue compensation, contact the Wilton Law Firm. We can schedule a free consultation for you. Take advantage of this opportunity to learn more about your legal options!