Road Design

Road Design

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Road and highway design cases involve complex issues of traffic engineering, design engineering, human factors, and accident reconstruction. For decades, the lawyers of Sanders & Parks have represented municipalities and other public entities in this highly-specialized field of law.

To effectively handle a road or highway design matter in the Arizona courts, one must have a comprehensive understanding of relevant Arizona law, including immunity defenses and other statutory provisions, but also an intimate familiarity with guidelines and standards published by organizations such as the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO) and the Arizona Department of Transportation (ADOT). In addition, a lawyer practicing in this area must be proficient in the details of the Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices (MUTCD), as well as various transportation-related federal statutes and regulations. At Sanders & Parks, our road design attorneys bring years of experience to the table and we are fully equipped to represent municipalities and public entities of all sizes.

We have extensive experience working closely with experts in the fields of traffic engineering, accident reconstruction, biomechanical science, and human factors. At Sanders & Parks, we rely upon those experts to assist with the development and presentation of our defenses and to educate the jury on the dynamics of highway accidents and the details of roadway design. Our firm has handled a broad range of claims against local governments and townships, including allegations of negligent traffic control, negligent highway/road design, negligent maintenance and negligent signage.

At Sanders & Parks, we handle every case with a practical, results-oriented approach that balances strong representation with realistic cost containment. We welcome the opportunity to work with you in handling the defense of a road design claim.


Jeffery Smith

Jeffrey L. Smith

Steven J. Sparks

J. Steven Sparks


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