Did you suffer injuries from an accident caused by dangerous road conditions?
A dangerous road condition accident injury lawyer can help you fight for the compensation you deserve for your injuries through an insurance claim or lawsuit against the at-fault party. Contact the Law Offices and Anidjar & Levine today at 1-800-747-3733 for a no-cost case review.
Common Causes of Dangerous Road Condition Accidents
In Port St. Lucie and throughout Florida, motorists sustain significant injuries in accidents caused by dangerous road conditions. Facing the need for extensive medical treatment and care, victims may struggle to pay their bills and get the care they need to recover.
The most common dangerous road conditions that contribute to injury accidents include:
- Road construction
- Neglected repair and maintenance
- Insufficient street lighting
- Broken or faulty traffic lights
- Potholes and ruts
- Obstructions and debris
- Obscured views
- Missing directional signage
- Degraded infrastructure
Motorists may hit obstructions, barricades, or road construction equipment, and dangerous roadway conditions may cause vehicles to collide with each other.
Although these are some of the most common factors that contribute to injury accidents, dangerous road conditions can take many forms. Whatever the obstruction or hazard may be, these crashes frequently lead to severe injuries and death on the Florida roadways.
Calculating the Value of a Dangerous Road Condition Accident Injury Claim
If you or a loved one sustained injuries in a dangerous road condition accident, you could pursue a financial settlement as long as negligence caused the crash. When calculating the value of your settlement claim, you may be entitled to the following types of damages.
Medical Care & Treatment Costs
You can include all costs incurred including doctor or hospital visits, emergency transportation, medications, and assistive mobility devices (crutches, etc.). If your injuries require ongoing care, you can also include the value of future treatment you will need as well as physical therapy and rehab.
Lost Wages, Benefits, & Opportunities
Your dangerous road condition lawsuit or insurance claim can include your lost wages today. If you miss more work going forward due to your injuries, you can also include your projected loss of income as well as any benefits you will lose. If your injuries prohibit you from resuming your previous job tasks, you can also request compensation for missed opportunities.
Personal Property Losses & Miscellaneous Costs
If your car sustained damage, your claim could include the cost of replacement or the cost of the repairs as well your diminished value. Also, the claim can contain miscellaneous expenses such as towing expenses and other personal property you may have lost in the accident.
Mental & Emotional Damages
Finally, you could include pain and suffering, mental anguish, and loss of life’s enjoyment. If you sustained any permanent injuries or disability, you could claim for their monetary value.
Proving Liability in a Dangerous Road Condition Injury Accident
To prove liability for your injury accident, we must demonstrate how the at-fault party’s negligent act caused your accident and subsequent injuries.
Our Port St. Lucie personal injury lawyers will gather evidence, including accident scene photos, witness statements, accident reports, and other documentation, to establish the four legal elements of negligence.
Duty of care
We will demonstrate how the at-fault party owed a duty of care to you and others on the roadway to ensure your safety. For example, a road construction contractor must mark a construction zone with well-lit barricades and other safety markings to help motorists avoid a collision.
Breach of duty
If the at-fault party fails to take appropriate measures to ensure your safety, they have breached their duty of care. For example, a highway paving contractor has breached their duty of care if the company fails to mark a road construction area with cones, barricades, or other safety markings.
If the at-fault party breaches their duty of care and an accident occurs, they become liable for any damages the victims suffer. So, suppose a motorist strikes an asphalt truck in the roadway because the paving contractor neglected to erect safety markings. In that case, the court will hold the contractor responsible for the victim’s damages.
Once we establish liability, we must prove that you suffered actual damages. Your actual losses may include medical bills, lost wages, vehicle damage, and other items included in your claim.
After analyzing the details of your accident to identify the at-fault party, we will assemble evidence and documentation to substantiate your claim. We will submit your claim to the at-fault party’s insurance company and negotiate to get you a fair offer for settlement. Or, if necessary, we will file legal action and pursue your damages in court.
We have a network of subject matter experts, including accident scene reconstruction specialists, which can contribute the verification necessary to make your case. Throughout the entire process, we will be there to protect your legal rights, answer your questions, and get you the resources you need to recover from your injuries.
Benefits of Working with an Injury Lawyer in Port St. Lucie, FL
At the Law Offices of Anidjar & Levine, we provide a complimentary consultation, to answer your questions and explain your options. If you do not receive a settlement, there is no charge to you. To meet with a dangerous road construction accident injury lawyer in Port St. Lucie, Florida, contact us today at 1-800-747-3733.
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