Attorneys for Complex Accident and Personal Injury Claims

Other drivers and defective auto parts are not the only causes of serious car, trucking and motorcycle accidents. Your own experience or detailed accident investigation sometimes indicates that a dangerous road was the primary cause or played a substantial role in the crash.

When improper road design or ignored dangerous conditions are at issue, litigation against the Utah Department of Transportation (UDOT) may be necessary. Any governmental opponent in a lawsuit will almost certainly put substantial legal and expert resources to work in its defense, making it critical to contact an attorney with experience and a strong track record of success.

Road Design Defects — Dangerous Intersections — Unsafe Construction Zones

Roadways in the Salt Lake City area and throughout Utah must be designed to accommodate a wide range of traffic — including bicycles, motorcycles, all types of cars and large commercial trucks — as safely as possible. Some of the conditions that may justify legal action against UDOT or its subcontractors are:

  • Fundamentally dangerous road design, including slopes that are unsafe for the traffic mix in inclement weather
  • Damaged or nonexistent guardrails
  • Obstructed or poor visibility at intersections
  • The lack of essential warning signs and signals, including those required at railroad crossings
  • Improperly designed or marked bike lanes, particularly near roundabouts
  • Failure of road crews to observe critical safety guidelines and standards when setting up and working in construction zones
  • Road defects and uncollected debris known to UDOT officials or representatives

We Have the Resources to Take On Powerful Opponents and Win

Our personal injury, wrongful death and business lawyers have direct, relevant experience pursuing valid claims and lawsuits against governmental entities and large corporations. We are one of a few Utah law firms capable of matching and overcoming their significant financial resources, and we are driven to obtain maximum compensation in many cases for our clients.

If you have any reason to believe dangerous road conditions caused your serious car wreck or truck accident — or if you have lost a loved one in an unexplained crash — please request a free consultation with an attorney at our firm, Elegal . We dedicate our efforts to holding negligent parties financially accountable to the injured and grieving.