New York Highway Defect Lawyer
The government has the important duty to the public of adequately maintaining and improving roads. If a road is missing a crucial safety feature or has a considerable hazard that hasn’t been repaired, the government’s lack of action in fixing these concerns may cause serious auto accidents. If a person is injured because of a government agency’s terrible act of negligence, the injured individual may be eligible to pursue financial compensation for the cost of his or her medical bills, lost wages, and other damages.
An injury on the road may leave you and your household with a substantial financial burden due to the expensive medical treatments and out-of-pocket costs. However, these and other expenses may be the responsibility of the municipality at fault for the car accident. For more information about how we may be able to help you through the process of seeking compensation, contact the New York highway defect attorneys of Hach & Rose, LLP, today by calling (212) 779-0057.
Dangerous Highway Defects
While many drivers worry about the dangerous driving habits of other motorists, there can be some serious safety issues with the road itself. The following defects may cause a driver to lose control over his or her vehicle, leading to an accident, or they may worsen already hazardous situation:
- Uneven lanes
- Bridge and overpass defects
- Lack of adequate road signage
- Insufficient guardrails
- Shoulder drop-offs
If any of these defects lead to an accident, the government agency normally responsible for addressing these issues may be obligated to cover the cost of the victim’s injuries. However, filing a claim against the government can sometimes be a complicated, daunting process for anyone unfamiliar with these types of lawsuits.
If you or someone you love has sustained an injury because of a road defect that should have been addressed, there may be legal action available against the responsible government agency. For a free consultation regarding your options in moving forward with a lawsuit, contact the New York highway defect lawyers of Hach & Rose, LLP, at (212) 779-0057 today.