Los Angeles Roads’ Terrible Condition Can Cause Major Accidents
Good news, Angelenos: Los Angeles no longer has the worst roads in America, as we did only a couple of years ago. But don’t celebrate just yet. We’ve been knocked down (or up, depending on your perspective) only one rank, which means we hold the dubious honor of being the second worst city in the nation when it comes to road quality. Only San Francisco-Oakland can claim worse roads – the worst in fact (the infrastructure in California leaves a lot to be desired, to say the least).
According to a recent study by national transportation research organization TRIP: “73 percent of major roads in the Los Angeles-Long Beach-Santa Ana urban area are in poor condition, costing area drivers $1,031 each year in additional vehicle operation costs.”
Yes, you read that right. The city’s rough roads are causing vehicles to deteriorate and depreciate at an accelerated rate, as well as burning fuel and wearing down tires – and drivers are paying the price.
So who’s to blame? Experts say that inadequate federal funding is the primary culprit. They believe that state and local governments aren’t getting the financial support they need to adequately maintain their roads, and that it is up to Congress to authorize an extensive, well-funded federal transportation program that addresses and resolves this issue.
Not only do bad road conditions contribute towards vehicle damages and consequently financial headaches, but they can also cause accidents. If you or someone you love has been involved in a crash because the road was in disrepair, please contact Wilshire Law Firm for legal assistance. You may have a viable lawsuit against the government entity responsible for maintaining the area.
However, you must file your claim soon, before the statute of limitations expires, or else you will lose the right to pursue compensation altogether. So don’t delay – call us today at (800) 522-7274 to discuss your case with one of our experienced California auto accident attorneys.