Danville, VA asked in Traffic Tickets, Gov & Administrative Law and Municipal Law for Virginia

Q: My town is forcing a redirect of my street through an emergency access road. If this damages my vehicle is city liable.

I drive a completely stock 2001 Saleen S281. i have about 3" of ground clearance so i stay far away from gravel roads. This emergency access road will be the only way in and out of my neighborhood is a gravel road that is very loose, inclined, not level, and uses very large gravel bits. if i use this and it damages the underside of my car from dragging and such, is the city held liable for the repairs? This access road is maintained by the city.

1 Lawyer Answer
Daniel P Leavitt
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A: I see no liability for the city based on the information you provided but feel free to seek out other opinions on the matter.

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