Why Are Speed Bumps Used in Traffic Areas of Travel?
A speed bump, hump or speed table is used as a tool to slow down traffic in an area where traffic is known to speed. The recommended practice for the municipality is to add a speed bump, speed hump or speed table, to force the traffic to slow down in that region of travel. A speed bump is different from a speed table or speed hump. The speed bump is a raised bump in the road that can be 3 to 6 inches tall, and can be 1 to 3 feet in length of travel. The speed bump is placed on private roadways and in parking lots to prevent speeding in that area. A speed hump is usually 3 to 3.5 inches tall and has a travel length of 12 to 14 feet. The speed hump is more often used on a residential street to slow traffic, in areas where people speed on a regular basis. A Speed table is a long flat top speed hump, with a flat surface that the cars have to go over to get through the region. The speed table is usually around 3 to 3.5 inches tall, and has a travel length of around 22 feet with a plateau on the top (hence the name “table” top).
Before a speed bump, hump or table is put into a region on a road, there need to be permits, eligibility requirements and wider community support given to allow the speed stoppers to be installed. The speed bumps need to be put in properly, or they will crumble and become defective well before their time on the roads.
Defective Speed Bumps or Wrongly Placed Speed Bumps Can Cause Serious Personal Injuries
If a speed bump is wrongly placed on a roadway, it will be overused and will start to break up and crumble well before its time. If a speed bump, hump or table starts to break down, it will leave large chunks of debris and asphalt in the roadways, which will be a driving and walking hazard for everyone using the area by foot or by car. If the municipality putting in the speed bump does not review all factors in the area, then the speed bump may be wrongly placed and wear out faster than it was meant to at that point. The hump geometry needs to be reviewed, and if there are places where the speed bump is too high, then it will break up faster and wear out well before its time. In that case, the speed bump will cause serious accidents, and create hazards in the roadways for the drivers, passengers and pedestrians in the region. In some ways, speed bumps, humps and tables are more dangerous when installed, and tend to damage the roads, the cars and crumble to create major hazards for the pedestrians using the walkways in those areas.
What Damage Does a Broken and Speed Bump, Speed Hump or Speed Table Cause to Drivers and Pedestrians?
Broken and damaged speed bumps, humps and tables can cause serious injuries to drivers and pedestrians, because of the debris left by the crumbled speed bump structures. A speed bump can deteriorate underneath a car, truck, SUV or Crossover, because of the debris and potholes around a defective speed bump. A faultily designed speed bump will cause damage to a car, and can cause a serious accident as well. In that way, a driver’s engine and suspension components can be seriously damaged, after having to go over damaged and defective speed bumps. There can also be wear and tear on the car tires and brakes, which can cause a serious accident with personal injuries, as the result of a defective speed bump. When there is debris in the road, the drivers will have to swerve to get around it, and that can cause a serious accident and hitting of pedestrians to avoid crumbing and broken speed bumps in the roadways. You can call our law offices to discuss your claim and personal injuries, when you dial us and review your case for free with a lawyer with experience in defective speed bump related injuries.
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Can I Sue for Defective Speed Bumps Causing Personal Injuries?
Yes, we can sue for personal injuries sustained when you either drove over a defective speed bump, or were injured walking near a defective speed bump as a pedestrian. You can call us today to review your claim with our Los Angeles case lawyers in the DTLA Law Group office. We are here for you, and can file a lawsuit on your behalf to recoup the damages and personal injuries you sustained walking or driving near the defective speed bump. You can talk to our legal team and our case attorneys in Los Angeles, when you give us a call right now.
Average Case Value of Defective Speed Bumps Causing Personal Injuries
The final settlement of your defective speed bump personal injury claim, will depend on the extent of your personal injuries, expenses, losses and other damages related to the claim. Some of these cases can settle between $50,000 and $750,000, completely depending on the extent of your injuries and the totals of your pending medical bills and further treatment for your injuries.
How Long Does It Take to Settle and to Get Paid on These Cases?
It can take around 3-6 months to settle out your personal injury case and get paid on a personal injury claim for defective speed bump injuries.
Statute Of Limitations – How Long Do I Have to File a Lawsuit?
The statute of limitations in California for personal injury lawsuit filing is two years.
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