Winning those cases wasn't easy. It took a concerted effort from a legal team with centuries of combined experience to get our clients the fair compensation they needed. Because every case is unique, we can't promise a comparable result in your case. But we can promise that we'll provide our signature service, bring our resources to bear and above all, treat you with the care and compassion you deserve.
Here's how an experienced road defect accident lawyer can help
Accidents involving dangerous road conditions are much more complicated than most car accidents. Legal liability can be complex with multiple defendants involved - in one of the seven-figure recoveries we mentioned above, we recovered from seven different defendants - and each party may have its own insurance carrier. Some of the parties that may be involved in a road defect accident include:
Municipalities or government agencies. They are responsible for maintaining the road. Pursuing damages from government agencies can be difficult because they have legal protection from tort liability. There are strict reporting and filing deadlines that need to be followed. Our attorneys have the experience and resources needed to help our clients recover compensation from government entities when possible.
Private companies hired by the government. Municipalities and government agencies often hire third-party contractors, such as private engineering and construction companies, to design, build and maintain roads. Those contractors are not protected by sovereign immunity and typically have the resources and available insurance coverage to fairly compensate victims of their shoddy or negligent construction techniques.
Businesses and establishments. Often, road defect accidents happen in parking lots, in driveways or on private roads. The owner or manager of the property may be responsible for maintaining the road or providing adequate signage on the road. You may be able to file a claim against the person responsible for the property.
Another motorist. Road defects don't absolve motorists of responsibility for driving safely. It's entirely possible for another driver to be partially at fault for the accident, even if a road defect also played a role. You may be able to pursue a claim with the other driver's insurance company just as you would in any other auto accident case.
With so many potential at-fault parties involved, you need an experienced attorney who can handle these complex cases. That's where we come in. Our attorneys and case managers will seek to understand your side of the story and pursue fair compensation for the effect the accident has had on your life. We'll thoroughly investigate your accident, no matter how long it takes, to hold the negligent party accountable for your injuries, and we'll exhaust every possible avenue to get you the compensation you need to move forward.
The accident may have left you dazed and confused, not sure of where to go next. That's why you need to contact us as soon as possible to discuss your case with an experienced injury attorney. We'll put our resources and experience to work and help guide you down the road ahead. Call 904-358-8881 for your free case evaluation.