Get legal help from Dangerous Road Condition Accident Lawyers
Last Updated: 02-01-2017
Figuring out liability in most car accidents isn’t a mystery. If another driver hits you, then he or she should pay for your car repairs, medical bills, and other damages. But what if you get into an accident due to dangerous road conditions such as:
- Inadequate signage
- Inadequate water draining
- Construction zone negligence
- Fences and other road fixtures that are too close to the road
- Poor road design
Who should pay for damages? What are your legal options? How can you get the full and fair compensation you deserve?
The experienced car crash lawyers at Wilshire Law Firm can answer all of your questions. We understand that these types of injury claims can be complex and difficult to understand. In a free consultation, we will explain your legal situation to you in clear, simple terms and provide you with all the information you need until you have a full grasp of your case. With our dedicated team at your side, you will never feel like you’re in the dark.
Call us toll-free at (800) 522-7274 for immediate assistance. You may also submit an online contact form and one of our dedicated staff will get back to you right away.
The Government Is Responsible for Maintaining Safe Roads
When a crash is caused by dangerous road conditions, the government entity responsible for maintaining the road can be held liable for all resulting damages. It is part of the government’s duty not just to maintain its roads but also to keep them reasonably safe. The key here is what is considered “reasonable.” Not every case where a crash was caused by questionable road conditions results in compensation for the victims.
Governments are allowed a reasonable amount of time to discover dangerous road conditions and a reasonable amount of time to repair them. Therefore, in order to make a successful claim against the government for damages caused by dangerous road conditions, you must be able to establish the following two factors:
- The government was aware of the dangerous road condition (or should have been aware of it), and
- The government did not repair the condition within a reasonable amount of time.
The absence of just one of these factors may absolve the government for any damage the condition caused. This is why you should speak with a qualified attorney if you have been in an accident caused by dangerous road conditions. He or she can evaluate the strength of your claim and tell you whether it has all the necessary elements to be viable in court.
A Comprehensive Approach to Winning Your Case
At Wilshire Law Firm, we tackle cases from every angle to come up with comprehensive legal strategies that lead to positive resolutions. In order to win your dangerous road conditions claim against the government, we will:
- Retain the services of civil engineers, road safety specialists, and accident reconstruction professionals who can examine the conditions which led to the accident and provide persuasive testimony in court
- Examine government survey records to determine whether the condition was discovered
- Research the area of the accident site thoroughly to find evidence of the government’s negligence
No Upfront Fees
With medical bills and the cost of repairs to your vehicle already weighing you down, the last thing you need is more expenses. Our firm operates on a contingency fee basis, meaning you won’t have to pay us a cent unless we recover. Since there is zero risk to seeking our help, why wait? Contact our office today and let us help you get started on the road to recovery.