If you suffered catastrophic injuries, such as an amputation, because of a dangerous roadway condition, you may be able to recover from the City, County, or State responsible for the roads.
The governmental entity in charge of maintaining roads can be held liable for damages if they fail to do so and that results in your injuries.
Dangerous roadways could include improper maintenance (such as failing to fix dangerous potholes) or a bad design (such merging of lanes in a high-speed area).
If you were involved in a serious accident because of a poor road design or maintenance, you should contact an experienced personal injury attorney who works with dangerous roadways right away.
This is because that if there is a serious accident involving a dangerous road, certain actions need to be taken right away.
The attorney should investigate to determine if the cause of the accident was a poor design or a maintenance problem related to the road. The road will need to be inspected by knowledgeable experts on roadway design and maintenance.
Any physical evidence needs to be documented and preserved for use later on in your case.
Unfortunately, it can be tough to prove that a governmental entity is liable, and therefore it’s critical that a skilled attorney who is familiar with the rules on governmental liability be involved from the beginning of the case.
If you have suffered catastrophic injuries in California because of a dangerous road condition, call me,Conal Doyle, Amputation Attorney at 310-385-0567. I have experience with amputation-related injuries, because I am an amputee myself. Call today to schedule a free consultation.