Orange County Dangerous Road Accident Lawyer
If you were in an accident caused by poor road conditions, you should speak with an Orange County dangerous road accident lawyer.
Poor Road Conditions Can Cause Accidents
Poorly maintained or badly designed roads can easily cause car accidents. Any number of adverse road conditions could contribute:
- Improperly constructed roads
- Drop-offs that are too sharp
- Improperly marked construction zones
- Debris on the road
- Slick driving conditions
- And more!
If the dangerous conditions that caused your accident were due to someone else’s negligence, then that person must compensate you for any damages or injuries sustained in the accident. In this scenario, you should contact an Orange County dangerous road accident attorney as soon as possible.
However, if no one was negligent—for example, an accident caused by thick, naturally occurring fog—then you would not be entitled to compensation for your injuries or damages.
Some Roads Are More Dangerous than Others
Some roads are notorious for being dangerous. For example, California State Route 138 was listed as the seventh most dangerous road in the United States by Popular Mechanics. This road is so dangerous, it has the nicknames “California Deathway” and “Bloody Alley.”
With only two lanes, tight curves, and a cliff drop, this portion of Route 138 is as dangerous as it is beautiful. Construction has been done to make this state route safer; however, it is still incredibly dangerous, and fatalities are common on this stretch of highway.
If you had an accident on this highway because the government hadn’t done enough to make that stretch of road safe for drivers, you may be able to hold them accountable.
An Orange County Dangerous Road Accident Lawyer Can Maximize the Value of Your Claim
Our goal is to ensure you receive the maximum compensation possible for your injuries. To make this possible, it will be necessary to prove that the road conditions caused your accident and not your own driving. This is known as proving negligence, or fault.
Your settlement may include compensation for a number damages and expenses related to your accident:
- Medical bills and related expenses
- Current and future lost wages
- Pain and suffering.
You Can Sue a Government Agency
An accident caused by poor road conditions or improper maintenance may mean that a government agency is to blame. When this occurs, it also means that you’ll be up against a team of lawyers trying to pin all of the blame on you.
If a government agency was to blame for the poor road conditions that caused your accident, you will need the assistance of an experienced Orange County dangerous road accident lawyer.
Warning—You Must File Immediately
When a government entity is involved, the statute of limitations is shorter than normal, whether the entity is city, county, or federal. Instead of the normal two-year limitation, these cases are limited to six months from the date of the accident to file a lawsuit.
This makes it absolutely critical that you find an attorney as soon as possible.
Speak with an Orange County Dangerous Road Accident Lawyer
Dickson, Kohan, and Bablove, LLP can assist you by filing a lawsuit on your behalf. It takes an experienced Orange County dangerous road accident lawyer to determine what compensation you may be entitled to, so call us at 1-844-404-2400 or contact our office online.