Sometimes debris doesn’t drop onto the roadway but falls directly from an overpass or another vehicle onto a driver’s roof or windshield.
Contact with potholes and spilled gravel can cause drivers to lose control of their vehicles, sending them into guardrails and ditches or causing them to sideswipe vehicles in the next lane.
If you were injured by road debris, there could be a number of parties at fault for the accident. The nature of the debris will ultimately determine the person who was negligent. Trucking carriers may be liable for spilling unsecured cargo, other drivers can be liable for failing to secure bikes or large items before driving, and municipal governments may be responsible for road maintenance issues.