Dangerous road conditions can be a factor in single or multiple vehicle accidents. Municipalities have an obligation to prevent the harm that can be caused by improperly designed, built or kept roads.
Friedman & Simon, L.L.P. will review your case for free. You may be entitled to compensation from the entities responsible for road design, maintenance, and safety.
Call (516) 932-0400 for a free consultation in the greater New York area or on Long Island.
How Dangerous Road Conditions Cause or Contribute to Accidents
Potholes can be much more than a costly nuisance. Hitting a pothole at highway speed could cause you to lose control and drive into a fixed object such as a tree, a median divider, the wall of an overpass or even into oncoming traffic.
Friedman & Simon, L.L.P. helps clients who are injured by negligent entities that allowed potholes and other dangerous road conditions to develop, including:
- Rutted pavement
- Poorly marked construction zones
- Faded road lines
- Missing or defaced road signs
- Burnt out street lights and traffic signals
- Untrimmed foliage and landscaping that obscures signs or potential hazards
- Debris or obstructions
- Improper drainage that allows standing water to make roads icy or otherwise slick and dangerous
- Insufficient snow and ice removal
Car accidents are not always caused by other drivers. If you sustained injuries from improperly maintained roads or defective automobile parts, you might be entitled to compensation.
For a free legal consultation with a dangerous road conditions accidents lawyer serving New York, call 516-932-0400
How Our Legal Team Can Help You
We recommend that you see your doctor or medical provider after any kind of car accident. If you are already under a doctor’s care, be sure to follow all treatment recommendations.
As soon as you are able, please call Friedman & Simon, L.L.P. for a free consultation. A dangerous road conditions accident lawyer in NY will help you recover compensation if certain conditions of liability and negligence can be met:
- The entity or entities responsible for road maintenance owed you a duty of care to prevent you from injury by taking reasonable measures.
- These parties breached this duty of care due to recklessness, carelessness, or negligence, thereby causing you harm.
- These actions caused your injuries and damages in the form of medical bills, lost pay, and other losses.
We will collect the evidence necessary to support our claim of negligence. However, the New York Civil Practice Laws & Rules § 214 establishes a statute of limitations for filing a personal injury lawsuit. Additionally, claims and litigation are governed by other deadlines as well, Further, from considerations of gathering evidence such as witness statements or surveillance video to very detailed work of building the strongest case possible, the sooner you contact us, the greater our opportunity to build and present the most compelling case possible on your behalf. That is why we urge you to call today for a free consultation: (516) 932-0400.
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We Collect Evidence to Build a Persuasive Case
Our lawyers at Friedman & Simon, L.L.P. dig deep into the cause of your accident. We want to build a strong and compelling case to get you the compensation you deserve.
Some of the evidence used in a dangerous road conditions accident case may include:
- Photos or videos of the hazard or obstruction
- Photos of your damaged vehicle including any parts of your car that came loose
- Police reports
- Witness statements
- History of complaints or accidents from the same dangerous road conditions
- Expert witnesses such as engineers, mechanics, or transportation specialists
It is vital that our legal team begins as soon as possible on your case. As mentioned above, there are several reasons for this, in addition to the state’s deadline for taking legal action:
- Evidence can erode through weather or seasonal changes
- Evidence can be repaired, replaced, or removed
- Other motorists may be injured
Our firm will respond quickly to collect evidence and help you recover compensation.
Parties Who May Be Held Liable for Dangerous Road Conditions
Depending on where your accident occurred, there may be one or more entities responsible for road maintenance and safety.
Some of the liable parties in these types of accidents include:
- State and local governments
- Construction companies
- Safety inspectors
A dangerous road conditions accident lawyer in NY with Friedman & Simon, L.L.P. will identify all liable parties who caused or contributed to your injuries.
We Help You Seek Damages for Your Physical and Emotional Injuries
Car accidents often cause more than painful physical injuries. You might feel depressed or anxious and unable to focus on work and other daily activities.
We will assess your injuries with attention to both your physical and psychological well-being, and seek damages that might include:
- Emergency medical treatment
- Physical and mental therapy
- Surgery and aftercare
- Hospital bills
- Lost pay
- Property damage
- Pain and suffering
- Emotional anguish
Friedman & Simon, L.L.P. will seek compensation on your behalf so that you can focus on recovering from your injuries and feeling better. For a free consultation, call (516) 932-0400.
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What You May Expect From Our Firm
We understand if you are frustrated, angry, or upset that this accident has happened to you and your family. Since 1991, Friedman & Simon, L.L.P. has worked tirelessly to help those injured and to hold liable parties accountable.
Our firm values an exceptional client experience and is committed to providing the following services:
Consistent Communication About Your Case
You will be kept informed about important developments at each stage, and your calls or emails are returned promptly.
Proving Liability and Negligence to All Involved Parties
Our legal team uncovers all parties who caused or contributed to your accident and injuries.
Talking to Liable Parties on Your Behalf
We take care of all communication and negotiation with the liable parties.
Gathering Evidence of Liability
We explore the circumstances of your accident and secure evidence, testimony, or documentation to show liability.
Assigning a Value for Damages
We carefully evaluate your losses so that we pursue damages accordingly.
Dangerous Roads Are a Threat to Many
According to a study conducted by the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety (the most recent authoritative data available), roadway debris and other hazards contributed to 200,000 accidents in a four-year period between from 2011 through 2014. About 39,000 people were injured and 500 people passed away in these accidents.
Call for a Free Consultation Today
If dangerous road conditions caused your car accident, call Friedman & Simon, L.L.P. for a free consultation. A dangerous road conditions accident lawyer in NY is here to help. Call (516) 932-0400.
New York Dangerous Road Conditions Accidents News
Slick Roads Blamed For Bronx River Parkway Accident
The winter season officially began on December 21st and will continue through March 19th. During this season, take notice that 70% of America’s roadways lie in areas that will receive snowfall during the season. 70% of the population also live in regions where there will be snowfall this winter. For those on the roadways, they should also consider that 17% of all vehicle crashes occur in winter conditions, leading to 1,836 fatalities that are attributed to icy or snowy pavement. There are over 116,800 people that are injured in motor vehicle crashes that occur on snowy or icy roadways.
CBS Local New York reports that slick roads on the Bronx River Parkway may be to blame for a multi-vehicle accident.
The crash occurred at about 1:30 p.m. Saturday afternoon on the Bronx River Parkway. The multi-vehicle accident shut down the roadway until about 7 p.m.
The 15-vehicle crash occurred during a snowfall where drivers say that they were unable to see more than a quarter-mile ahead of them.
According to paramedics, there were 8 people who suffered from injuries in the accident. Their conditions ranged from minor injuries to life-threatening injuries. Six suffered from serious injuries. Many of the drivers blamed the crash on slick roadways and low visibility.
Brianna Almodovar said that the roads had not been salted at all.
Although only one inch of snow fell in the area, the low temperatures caused most of it to stick to the ground.