Proving Negligence in Car Accidents Caused by Defective Roads
Defective and dangerous road claims are some of the most complex and difficult personal injury cases to pursue. Plaintiffs must prove that negligence led to the unsafe road condition, which, in turn, caused the accident that left them injured and suffering damages. Furthermore, in many cases involving local or state government entities, plaintiffs will need to follow a very specific process in order to bring a claim.
In order to prove negligence and, therefore, potentially bring a claim, you will need to show that:
- A certain individual, company, or other entity was responsible for designing, constructing, or maintaining the given roadway
- The liable party knew of or reasonably should have known of the hazardous road condition that led to your accident
- The liable party failed to take the proper and necessary measures to fix or otherwise address the hazardous road condition
- As a result of the existence of the hazardous road condition, you were involved in an accident that caused you property damage, personal injury, and damages
If the party responsible for designing, constructing, or maintaining the road is a government entity, you may have a difficult time pursuing a claim and will likely need to meet certain requirements prior to filing a lawsuit. Additionally, you will likely have a much shorter time in which to file your claim. We recommend that you contact The Ammons Law Firm right away to discuss your legal rights and options.