Papillion, NE asked in Car Accidents and Construction Law for Nebraska

Q: Is it legal for construction companies to re-surface a gravel road and not place warning signs?

I was driving at around 40 mph to my girlfriend's house on a gravel road, and we came up a hill and there was a long row of gravel piled up in the middle of the road. This is a major arterial road, and there were no warning signs, so as a result, it destroyed my scrape guard underneath my car, broke the horn, damaged the wheel wells, bent my bumper, and possibly caused some other issues, I have yet to take it to a mechanic. I'm in college, and I don't have much in my pocket, so I'm wondering if there's anything I can do about this.

1 Lawyer Answer
Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
  • Personal Injury Lawyer
  • Little Neck, NY

A: A Nebraska attorney could advise best, but your post remains open for two weeks. In many places, it could depend on the road and the amount of traffic it gets. Good practices would have involved cordoning off the gravel and putting up signs, just as you mention, so that it wouldn't be a hazard for motorists. You could consult with local attorneys, but it doesn't sound like the type of case that attorneys would handle on a contingency basis. Good luck

Tim Akpinar

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