Articles Tagged with Northern California road hazard lawyer

In previous posts, we haguardrailve discussed significant problems with certain guardrails used on U.S. highways.  Now, a government reporting agency is adding its voice to the outcry about dangerous guardrails.  As a San Francisco defective roads law firm, we are concerned about this continued problem and a “safety device” that appears to be anything but safe.

GAO Report Criticizes Government Response to Concern Over Guardrails

This week, ABC7 reported that, three years after the news channel first discussed problems with certain guardrails, the General Accounting Office (“GAO”) has come out with a report criticizing regulators for failing to protect Americans from a guardrail system that has been tied to numerous injuries and even death.  The GAO is an independent government agency that performs audits and investigations for the U.S. Congress.  Its report suggests that the Federal Highway Safety Administration has failed to sufficiently address the problem of defective guardrails and urges the Department of Transportation to improve its oversight of guardrails.  The report also criticizes states for being slow to install improved device.  Further, the GAO’s brief questions the crash-testing process used in the development of some guardrails and calls for improved testing using third-party verification.

baybridge2Every time we get behind the wheel of a car, we are engaging in an act of trust.  We trust that our car will function properly, we trust that other drivers will obey the rules of the road, and we trust that the roads and other infrastructure are safe.  Sadly, there are far too many structurally deficient, dangerous tunnels and bridges that put drivers at risk.  As a dangerous roads lawyer in San Francisco, with additional offices in Oakland and Santa Rosa, Attorney Greg Brod helps people injured as a result of deficient roads, bridges, tunnels, and other forms of dangerous infrastructure in Northern California.

Caltrans Investigates Bay Bridge Tunnel Problems

This week, ABC7 reported that Caltrans engineers are working to address corrosion problems discovered in the Bay Bridge tunnel.  They are performing tests on the 80-year-old Yerba Buena Island Tunnel, partially in response to an incident last month when a chunk of concrete came loose and damaged a woman’s car.    Luckily, the driver was not injured, but the concrete did approximately $3,000 worth of damage to the vehicle.

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