LOS ANGELES DANGEROUS & DEFECTIVE ROADS LAWYER
Dangerous Roads May Lead to Car Accidents in Los Angeles
Most car crashes are caused by driver negligence. Some crashes, however, are caused by a hazardous condition on a roadway or a dangerously designed roadway. In such cases, the governmental entity responsible for maintaining or designing that roadway could be held liable.
Holding a governing body liable for a dangerous roadway is not easy and it often requires the help and guidance of a skilled Los Angeles auto accident attorney.
At The Law Offices Of Gerald Marcus, our legal team understands the obstacles in these cases, but can help you overcome them.
What are the Different Types of Dangerous Road Conditions in Southern California?
The governing body in charge of a roadway is responsible for its design and upkeep.
Here are a few examples of dangerous road conditions that may result in collision:
Potholes and Uneven Surfaces: Potholes in the roadway can damage a car or cause a smaller vehicle, such as a bicycle or a motorcycle, to veer out of control. Uneven and loose surfaces can also cause a vehicle to swerve or have trouble braking. These types of hazardous conditions must be repaired immediately.
Defective Design: This could include dangerous slopes, dips, and curves to entrance and exit ramps that do not allow for safe merging. Absence of proper signage can also be dangerous.
Lack of Safety: In some cases, serious pedestrian accidents can occur because there are no crosswalks provided at a certain location. In other cases, although crosswalks are provided, they may not be properly visible to motorists exposing pedestrians to more danger. Bicyclists face hazards when there are no bike lanes.
How Can I Prove Liability in My Los Angeles Dangerous Roadway Accident Claim Case?
Did the condition of the roadway cause an injury? Was the government aware of the problem and failed to fix it? Was there ample time to rectify the problem? Does that location have a history of injury accidents?
If the answer is yes to any of these questions, the injured victim of the dangerous roadway accident in Los Angeles may have a viable claim against the government.
It takes an experienced and tenacious Los Angeles dangerous road accident lawyer to pursue a case against a governmental entity, which almost always involves additional procedures and red tape.
What Damages May I Recover?
A civil lawsuit against the governing body in charge of a dangerous roadway could result in compensation for the damages suffered in the crash.
Losses may include:
-Emergency room costs
-Past, current, and future medical expenses
-Physical pain and suffering
-Long-term care, if the injuries are catastrophic in nature