New Jersey Dangerous Roadway Accident Lawyers
Holding State, County and City Agencies Responsible for Dangerous Roadways
When two cars collide, most individuals feel that at least some degree of carelessness on the part of a driver was involved. Often, though, the cause of the car accident was a flaw in the design of the roadway. In many cases, police and insurance companies assume an accident is due to driver distraction or negligence before considering other possible factors, such as a dangerous roadway.
For nearly six decades, our New Jersey dangerous roadway accident attorneys have provided the legal assistance to victims or their families after an accident caused by negligence, oversight, or recklessness. We can help you understand the legal options available to you.
Often, injury victims are unaware that they may have a claim against both a negligent driver and a government agency. We can meet with you and discuss your potential claim at no cost.
There are several different types of dangerous roadways that can cause a serious or even fatal car crash.
A few common examples include but are not limited to the following:
- Intersections may be dangerously designed
- Dangerous curves
- Lack of guardrails
- Little-to-no visibility
- Poorly maintained roads
- Improper signage
- Signage blocking view of a hazard
- Roadway debris
- Railroad crossing signs
Why Are These Accidents Happening?
Local government is responsible for building and maintaining safe roads, highways, and bridges, while the federal government provides some of the funding. Maintenance and renovation funding often comes up short, so repairs and maintenance are delayed on roads.
Proving Liability in a Dangerous Roadway Accident
Proving liability in an accident believed to have been caused by a dangerous roadway can be difficult but not impossible. After such an accident, an injured victim will need to prove that the roadway contributed significantly to the crash, as well as that the state or city government that oversees the roadway knew of the dangerous conditions yet failed to repair the roadway. An attorney can help you learn more about what legal options are available to you. An attorney can also investigate the history of the roadway to prove negligence and hold the appropriate governing body accountable for injuries and accident-related losses.
In addition to proving liability, it is usually necessary to prove that the agency controlled the roadway design, that it had proper notice of the dangerous condition and failed to remedy the situation.
Don’t Stand Alone Against Big Insurance Companies
Defective roadways often cause one-car crashes or rollovers, leaving you with head injuries, spinal cord injuries or catastrophic injuries. Our experienced team investigates your accident, and looks for evidence of defective roadways. If you are injured, our attorneys work to hold negligent state and local governmental bodies responsible. We work for compensation from insurance companies and the municipality, so you can recover from your injuries.
The initial consultation with the experienced Aiello, Harris, Marth, Tunnero &Schiffman, P.C. attorneys costs nothing. You pay no attorney fees unless you win money damages. There is no risk and no obligation.
For more information, contact Experienced Dangerous Roadway Attorneys
Dangerous roadway claim cases can be difficult to handle and resolve in a court of law and therefore it is important to have experienced and savvy legal representation that can help you gather and sort through the evidence of your case. If you have been injured in an accident that was the result of a dangerous roadway in New Jersey, contact Aiello, Harris, Marth, Tunnero &Schiffman, P.C. today and we will be more than happy to answer your questions and address your concerns.
Contact Our New Jersey Dangerous Roadway Accident Lawyers
Our negligent roadway design attorneys keep flexible office hours, are available for evening, weekend, hospital and home visits. We handle most dangerous roadway injury claims on a contingency-fee basis, so you do not pay us until we recover damages for you. Call us today at (908) 561-5577 or contact us online.