Dangerous Streets and Highways Causing Florida Car Accidents
Negligent drivers cause most auto accidents, but poor road design or maintenance also is a substantial factor that causes some collisions. Car accident injury claims based on defectively designed or maintained streets and interstates entail naming a public entity as a responsible party. When suing a municipality, county, and/or the Department of Transportation, an injury victim must comply with special rules and procedures. A highly regarded accident attorney can help navigate these special rules and procedures to obtain just compensation for your injuries or loss of a loved one.
Law enforcement accident reports often fail to mention the impact of defective roadway design or maintenance defects as the cause of a car accident. An experienced dangerous roads attorney can investigate promptly and, if appropriate, employ the assistance of an accident reconstruction expert. The potential liability of a public entity can be critical if the other driver has no insurance, insufficient coverage. A public entity will have sufficient means to provide compensation even for catastrophic injuries or wrongful death. However, public entities also have substantial resources to defend against liability claims making skilled legal representation essential.
..."Dangerous road cases brought against public entities also require skilled legal representation to navigate issues of sovereign immunity that can bar liability claims against government entities and employees under certain circumstances."
There are many dangerous conditions on Florida roadways that cause motor vehicle accidents. Some of these hazards include the following:
- Poorly marked sharp curves or inappropriate speed limits for such curves
- Malfunctioning traffic control signals
- Inadequate or missing guardrails
- Broken pavement or potholes
- Failure to make changes in areas with high accident rates
- Inadequate shoulders
- Improperly maintained or resurfaced roadways that become slick in wet conditions
- Overgrown foliage obstructing visibility or signage
- Unsafe drop-offs on the edge of the pavement
- Improper speed limits
- Inadequate medians or barriers
- Poorly marked or coordinated highway work zones
- Improperly designed roadways that permit pooled water and hydroplaning
These are only a few of the ways that defective streets or poorly planned roadways can contribute to serious car accidents. Dangerous road cases brought against public entities also require skilled legal representation to navigate issues of sovereign immunity that can bar liability claims against government entities and employees under certain circumstances. If you have experienced injury because of a collision because of unsafe roadway, a Florida car accident attorney can evaluate your situation and advise you of your legal rights.
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Fuentes Berrio Schutt represents injury victims and families of fatal injury victims throughout the state of Florida. Our attorneys are available to serve you at your home, workplace, hospital, or anywhere else in Palm Beach County and Broward County, and especially in the cities of Deerfield Beach, Lake Worth, Pompano, Hillsboro, and Highland Beach.
If you or a loved one has been injured or if a loved one has been fatally injured, call us 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, at 954-752-1110 for a free consultation and case review. Protect your rights today. Nosotros hablamos español.
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