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A recent report has found Trenton to possess some of the worst roads in the nation. A report from Washington DC-area transportation research group TRIP has determined that fully 48% of Trenton's roads are rated as being in poor condition, and only 18% as being in good condition, with the remainder considered to be in mediocre or fair condition. This conclusion was based on an analysis of data on the condition of pavement, compiled by the Federal Highway Administration, used to determine funding for repairs of major roads and highways. This gives New Jersey's capital city the dubious distinction of having the fourth-highest percentage of roads in poor condition among cities with 250,000-500,000 residents. The survey found that 28% of the nation's major urban roads were in substandard condition. 

Roads in poor condition can lead to major costs, and even accidents, for local drivers. Deteriorating and damaged roadways can lead to increased ownership costs, such as a greater amount spent on fuel, repairs, and new tires. TRIP estimates that Trenton area drivers pay over $750 annually for car maintenance and additional gas from driving on the cracking, potholed local roads. Roads that are in extremely poor condition can even lead to accidents from causing cars to lose control in loose asphalt or from a popping tire. Motorcycles, due to their narrow wheel base, are especially vulnerable to accidents caused by poorly-maintained roads. If an accident does result from such poor conditions, the victim of shoddy roads may have a claim against the city or state for failing to keep roads in a safe and drive-able condition.

If you've been injured in an accident caused by unsafe roads, explore your options to recover for your expenses, property damage, and lost work. Contact the experienced personal injury attorneys at Smith & Doran to discuss your case. Our attorneys are highly knowledgeable about car accident claims, and can provide a free consultation on your accidents in and around Morristown, New Jersey. Call today at 973-292-0016.

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