At about 5 a.m. on Monday, Brockton Fire arrived at a street corner in Brockton to find one silver vehicle plowed into a utility pole. A second black vehicle appeared to have run into the street sign next to the utility pole on the same block. There are no further details available at the moment, however, video was captured by BLTV News on Twitter.
Utility Pole vs Car Lawsuit
Thousands of utility pole collisions happen across the country annually. Utility pole placement alone can be determined to be the cause of some accidents. If a utility pole was placed in an area that made it more likely for a car accident to occur, then the owner of the pole would be liable for the accident injuries.
Just as drivers must exercise due care while driving to keep everyone safe on the road, so must utility pole owners exercise care in placement of poles. There may be negligent placement of poles (near a steep down hill curve) or maintenance of poles that result in car accident litigation. The key is whether it was feasible that the pole owner would have known of potential risk in the placement of the pole. The onus is also on the utility pole owner to make sure the utility pole is not at risk of injuring drivers or pedestrian by falling or being knocked over by the elements. This comes with regular maintenance and repairs.
For all of these reasons, it is wrong to jump to the conclusion that a utility pole car accident was the driver’s fault. If you or a loved one have experienced a utility pole collision, please contact the Law Offices of Jeffrey S. Glassman today at (617) 367-2900 to tell us your story.
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