Serious car accidents are not always caused by drivers themselves. Often, collisions are caused by drunk, fatigued, distracted or otherwise reckless drivers, but in some cases there are other parties to blame. For example, General Motors' recent massive recall is a reminder that sometimes defective motor vehicles can result in catastrophe. In other cases, ill-conceived or poorly designed roads and crosswalks or a lack of roadway markings lead to pedestrian accidents or car accidents. In the aftermath of any car accident that results in injuries or death, it is critical to uncover the cause of the accident and determine who is at-fault in order for victims to seek justice and compensation.
The New York Department of Transportation is currently looking into whether road signage across the city is up to par. The department is tasked with ensuring signs adequately communicate road conditions and other information to drivers. When signs are not in place or are not in good repair, this can lead to car accidents.