Unsafe Road Conditions Cause AccidentsMany times, motorists are not aware when dangerous road conditions contributed to their accident. An experienced personal injury lawyer can identify and investigate whether an unsafe road condition contributed to your accident. There are many types of dangerous road conditions that can cause accidents. Some of the most common hazardous road conditions include: Poor Design
- Street cliffs or other drop-offs
- Defective road design
- Poor street lighting
- Dangerous curves in the layout of the road
- Unsafe entrance ramps or ramps that are too short
- Flooding due to improper drainage
- Large potholes
- Missing traffic signs or defective signals
- Road sinkholes
- Inadequate or absent signage
- Missing guardrails
- Road cave-ins
- Failure to follow procedures and rules in the building of roadways
- Using Cheap, low-quality materials for road construction and repair
- Inferior workmanship
Proving Negligence in a Dangerous Road Condition CaseVarious governmental agencies are responsible for the design and upkeep of roadways. The government does not have to prevent every dangerous road condition. If the issue is trivial or minor, they may not be required to do anything. However, they are responsible for ensuring that motorists have no risk of injury when using a road.
Winning a dangerous road condition case involves proving that the responsible governmental agency was negligent. It takes an experienced attorney to prove that the party responsible knew that the dangerous road condition existed but did not fix the problem. Governments are well financed and prepared to fight dangerous road condition cases. However, a California accident attorney can help uncover things that indicate negligence, such as a history of accidents on a roadway. This can help prove that the government knew that the road was unsafe. Negotiating with government agencies is difficult and we advise you get help to avoid mistakes and delays.
Talk with a Personal Injury Lawyer About Your Case – Get a FREE Case ReviewAt Johnson Attorneys Group, we are experienced at handling dangerous road conditions cases in California. Our lawyers know how to investigate these claims and uncover the truth. Because our goal is to help you get the compensation you deserve, we work hard to gather evidence and create a strong case.
Our experienced lawyers will talk to you and learn exactly what happened during your accident. We will look at all the factors surrounding the case to determine if a dangerous road condition existed. If a dangerous road condition was present, we will negotiate with the government to help you obtain a fair settlement or file a civil lawsuit if needed. You may receive compensation for medical expenses, ongoing therapy, pain and suffering, lost wages and the future cost of disability. Also, if a wrongful death resulted from the dangerous road condition, you may be entitled to money to help pay for your loved one’s funeral expenses and potential lost earnings. The successful resolution to a dangerous road conditions case can help prevent others from being injured. Therefore, it is important to hold the party responsible for dangerous road conditions. Winning a case can help make the roadways safer for everyone.
If you think that a dangerous road condition could be to blame for you or your loved one's accident or injury, then it’s time to consult with a California personal injury lawyer.