Austin Poor Road Conditions Accident Attorney
Poor road conditions can result in a motor vehicle accident or a motorcycle crash. Roads are supposed to be maintained so they are safe. When a problem with the roads is the direct cause of harm, an Austin poor road conditions accident attorney can help victims to pursue a claim for compensation. These types of cases can be complicated, because there are rules limiting who can sue the government. The Loewy Law Firm has handled many past cases where road conditions caused crashes and we can bring our legal experience to work for you.
Who is Responsible for a Crash Caused by Poor Road Conditions
Poor road conditions can include:
- Debris in roadways
- Impaired visibility
- Dangerous uncontrolled intersections
- Steep or narrow road shoulders
- Uneven road surfaces
When poor road conditions cause crashes, the government agency who was responsible for designing or maintaining the roadways can potentially be held responsible for crash losses. However, sovereign immunity rules limit when a government employee or agency can be sued for not doing its job to protect the public.
To prevail in a case where a crash was caused by poor road conditions you must prove, among other things, that the agency responsible for maintaining the roads knew or should have known about the conditions and was negligent in failing to correct them. You also have to show the poor conditions were the direct crash cause.
The Loewy Law Firm knows how to make claims against government agencies and we know the rules for sovereign immunity. When you trust our firm to help you, an Austin poor road conditions accident attorney will assist you in gathering the evidence you need and fighting for you right to be compensated for losses.
Contact an Austin Poor Road Conditions Accident Attorney
If you can prove the government agency was to blame, you should be compensated for actual economic losses like the time you take off from work, a reduction in your future earnings because of lasting injuries, and any sick or vacation days you use up. You should get your medical bills covered and you should be able to pursue a claim for non-economic damages like pain and suffering.
Many cases are settled outside of court and your attorney can negotiate with the government agency and their lawyers on your behalf to get you a fair settlement. If litigation becomes necessary, The Loewy Law Firm also has the court experience necessary to make your case for compensation to a jury.
You may have heard the expression “you can’t fight city hall.” When it comes to crashes caused by poor road conditions in Austin, it is possible to take on the government agency and get the compensation you deserve- but you need an experienced advocate to help you try. Call The Loewy Law Firm today to schedule a consultation and learn more about how our law firm can help you.