Highway Signage Defects/Inadequate Signage
Motorists rely on highway signage for direction as they travel and for guidance when they encounter potential hazards such as construction zones. Unfortunately, far too many times, accidents involving catastrophic injuries or death occur because:
- Highway signage is improperly selected and installed.
- Safety devices, such as highway signage, are not set up in construction zones to warn drivers of potentially dangerous conditions or to guide them through the construction.
For more than 30 years, Langdon & Emison has represented people who have been seriously injured or lost loved ones due to highway signage defects and inadequate signage in construction zones. Our firm has consistently obtained significant recoveries for our clients, including seven-figure recoveries, in highway signage cases nationwide.
A Proven Track Record of Success
Improper Signage Installation Case: Taff v. Confidential Defendant, Confidential Settlement
Langdon & Emison successfully recovered a substantial settlement for Jacob Taff, a teenager who was catastrophically injured when his vehicle went into a grass median and struck a highway sign post that did not break away from his vehicle as intended. Because the sign was installed backward – in the opposite direction of highway traffic – the sign post snapped down toward his vehicle, crushing the roof of Jacob’s truck and paralyzing him.
Langdon & Emison’s legal team successfully argued that, had the signpost been properly installed, it would have broken away as intended. The case was settled with the highway design consultant that selected the type and location of the sign post; the general contractor for the highway project; and the signing subcontractor involved in the installation.
Inadequate Construction Zone Signage Case: Quint v. C. S. & W. Contractors, Inc. et al.
Langdon & Emison obtained a confidential settlement on behalf of Kevin Quint, an Arizona man who was severely injured in an accident due to inadequate signage in a highway construction zone. Kevin was driving to work one morning when he came upon construction on a two-way divided road that was barricaded. Traffic was being funneled to the inside lane at the point in the roadway where a 6-inch raised median jetted out into the travel lane; however, there were no markings, lighting or signage to alert traffic of the raised median.
Kevin’s left front tire made contact with the raised median, causing him to lose control of his vehicle, flip and cross the opposite lanes of traffic. Despite wearing a seatbelt at the time of the accident, Kevin suffered severe and permanent injuries, rendering him paraplegic.
Contact Langdon & Emison
If you have a potential claim involving a highway signage defect, contact Langdon & Emison at 800-397-4910 or complete an online form. Our experienced attorneys will review your case at no cost or obligation to you.