Liability in a highway

Liability in a Highway Accident Due to Poor Lighting

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By Yosi Yahoudai
Founder and Managing Partner

Car crashes are traumatic events and can lead to serious physical, mental, and monetary consequences for everyone involved. When these are caused by poor lighting, it is possible we are looking at a case of liability in a highway accident. In this case, we must ask ourselves a crucial question: Who is responsible?

This article will explore the factors influencing this type of accident and the responsible parties.

Unveiling Liability in a Highway Accident: Importance of Lighting 

Guaranteeing correct night visibility: You can identify obstacles, signs, and other vehicles.

Preventing accidents: The lack of lighting increases the risk of accidents. It makes it difficult for drivers to see and reducing their reaction time.

Orientation and signage: Lightning contributes to the orientation of drivers . Also, the ability to view crucial signs, such as exits and speed limits.

Accountability for Highway Maintenance and Lighting

The State is responsible for the proper maintenance of highways. The State can be held accountable if it does not provide optimal lighting. Adverse weather conditions also reduce visibility, but authorities must keep the road in good condition and anticipate possible inconveniences. These inconveniences can be caused due to fog, wind, rain, and other climatic problems.

Drivers should follow road rules, adapt to adverse conditions, and take extra precautions in case of poor visibility.

Consulting a Personal Injury Lawyer for Liability in Highway Accident Cases

To determine whether the cause of the accident was poor lighting, an inspection must be conducted. An evaluating should determine if safety standards were met. It should also check if the highway’s condition directly contributed to the crash. A lawyer specializing in personal injuries and car accidents will be able to advise you on the steps to take in your case and defend your rights. Contact us to get legal help if you suspect liability.

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About the Author
Yosi Yahoudai is a founder and the managing partner of J&Y. His practice is comprised primarily of cases involving automobile and motorcycle accidents, but he also represents people in premises liability lawsuits, including suits alleging dangerous conditions of public property, third-party criminal conduct, and intentional torts. He also has expertise in cases involving product defects, dog bites, elder abuse, and sexual assault. He earned his Bachelor of Arts from the University of California and is admitted to practice in all California State Courts, and the United States District Court for the Southern District of California. If you have any questions about this article, you can contact Yosi by clicking here.