Roadway defects are the cause of numerous car accidents across Southern California. Our cluttered freeways are strewn with hazardous conditions ranging from Potholes and sinkholes, to construction zone defects and failure of Caltrans to warn of dangerous roadways conditions due to construction. If you have been in an auto accident because of a dangerous road defect you may have a claim against all liable parties including the construction crews, cities, the state of California Caltrans or any other negligence party. Don’t wait before the statute of limitations bars recovery of your claim, contact a trusted Personal Injury Attorney from Downtown Los Angeles Law Group to schedule a free no cost consultation regarding a potential dangerous road claim or road design defect lawsuit.
Common Road Defects and Highway Defects:
Some of the most common defects on roads leading to traffic accidents are as follows,
- Defective road Construction
- Defective Design or the roadway
- Improper safety precautions on construction sites in highways
- Wrong or misplaced Road signs
- Inadequate warning and other safety
- Lack of pedestrian crossings
- Lack of traffic lights or railroad crossing lights
- Insufficient lighting
- Guard rail maintenance issues; guard rails which are missing or loosened because of improper installation
- Inadequate skid resistance in roadways
- Flooding of streets causes by improper or lack of drainage system
Such defects can lead to tragic incident including, SUV Rollovers, running of the road, head on collisions with other motorists, crashing into large construction equipment and construction vehicles and trucks, truck jackknifing accidents and side impact collision. We advise you to contact a dangerous road design defect lawyer to schedule a free no cost consultation regarding your traffic accident.
Call (213) 389-3765 to set up a free, no obligation consultation to find out if you have a case.
Frequent injuries due to road construction defect accident
There are numerous injuries which may occur due to a roadway defect accidents, such injuries are as follows:
- Head Trauma: including Traumatic brain injury
- Spine Cord Injury
- Neck Injuries
- Back Injuries including herniated disk
- Broke limbs
- Amputations of the limbs
- Permanent Scarring
- Chronic injuries
If you have suffered injuries in an auto accident you may be able to receive compensation for, hospitalization, doctors visits, pharmaceutical costs, lost wages due to inability to work, future lost wages, pain and suffering, future medical costs, and mental anguish.
Municipal liability: Responsibility by state, local, city, and Caltrans to pay for your injuries
The state of California as well as municipalities and cities are responsible for many different road construction and maintenance projects on Los Angeles roads. Such mistakes and errors in judgment are more common than you might believe. If you have been injure is an auto accident due to a roadway design defect, improper maintenance or failure to properly install warning signs or safety equipment you may have a claim against Caltrans (California department of transportation), state and city administrative agencies.
Government Immunity: State governments will attempt to use the defense of immunity from liability based on the convention that as long as they followed approved plans for the construction of the roadway a plaintiff will be barred from a compensation claim for his damages. However, there are different courses of action a determined and fearless dangerous highway lawyer can take to establish liability including; (1) failure by contractors to follow the original approved plan or (2) Reckless government conduct: the government knew or should have known that the failure to install safety of cautions sings would lead of damages.
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Remember that it is crucial to act quickly after you have been injured to report any accident claim against a government agency before any limitations can lower or extinguish your rightful claim. Call us for a free consultation with one of our skilled personal injury lawyers about your road design accident claim: (855-DT-LA-LAW)
Why choose Los Angeles defective Road Accident Attorney
At Downtown LA Law our aggressive and tenacious Los Angeles Car injury attorneys will keep on the offensive until they make sure you have been fully compensated for your injuries and vindicated for your loss. We will go to trial and take on multimillion dollar construction companies, state and city governments, Caltrans, and their insurance carriers’ to protect your rights.
How we can help: We will take care of every legal detail and make sure you achieve the highest compensation possible for your loss; in the meantime, concentrate on the most important part of this process – your recovery.