Roadway Hazards

Attorney for Accidents Caused by Roadway Hazards in New Jersey and Pennsylvania

Potholes | Uneven Pavement | Water, Gravel or Mud in the Roadway | Defective Signage | Negligent Road Design

While the vast majority of motor vehicle accidents are caused by driver negligence, defects or roadway hazards in the roadway can often contribute to a crash. A pothole or loose gravel may cause a motorist to lose control, causing a collision or a rollover. Poor road design or construction may lead to inadequate drainage or improper banking, making turns treacherous. If you or someone you love has been hurt in an auto accident, and it seems apparent that a roadway defect caused or contributed to the crash, we can help.

At the Law Office of Neal S. Axe, LLC, we bring more than four decades of experience to injured people in New Jersey and Pennsylvania. We emphasize personal service and attention, always giving priority to the needs of our clients. We’ll take the time to learn the facts and circumstances of your accident, as well as your goals, so that we can formulate the most effective strategy to get the outcome you want. Our lawyers will immediately inform you of all developments in your case, as well as your options and likelihood of success, so that you can make good decisions about how you want to proceed.

We offer a free initial consultation to every prospective client. contact us by e-mail or call our office at 215-784-1666 in Pennsylvania or at 856-795-8788 or 609-695-0220 in New Jersey to schedule an appointment.

Protecting People Injured Because of Roadway Hazards

We provide full-service legal counsel to anyone who has been involved in a motor vehicle accident caused in part or in full by a roadway hazard or defect. We will carefully investigate the facts of your case, traveling to the location of your accident to gather all relevant evidence. We will work with expert witnesses, including engineers, accident reconstruction specialists, medical professionals and financial planners, so that we can build the strongest case for your full financial recovery.

We take cases involving all types of roadway hazards, such as:

  • Poorly maintained roadways, including roads with potholes, uneven pavement, loose gravel or sand, water or broken asphalt
  • Defective signage, including poorly placed signs, as well as malfunctioning or poorly maintained stoplights
  • Negligent road design, such as corners that are too tight, roadways that don’t properly drain, or roads that don’t provide proper sight of oncoming cars

We take all kinds of injury claims, from soft-tissue to serious and catastrophic loss, including broken bones, paralysis, head or spinal cord injury, and amputation or loss of limb. We also represent families and individuals in wrongful death actions.

Contact Our Offices in Cherry Hill, NJ & Willow Grove, PA

To set up a private meeting with one of our experienced motor vehicle accident attorneys, contact us by e-mail or call our office at 215-784-1666 in Pennsylvania or at 856-795-8788 or 609-695-0220 in New Jersey. There is no cost or obligation for your first consultation.

We check our messages day and night, and can arrange to meet with you at any time, 24 hours a day, seven days a week. If you can’t come to our office, we will visit you in your home, a nursing facility or the hospital.

We take all roadway hazard claims on a contingency basis. You won’t pay any legal fees unless we recover compensation for you.


  • American Association of Justice
  • Pennsylvania Bar Association
  • New Jersey Bar Association
  • New Jersey Bar Association
  • New Jersey Bar Association