Rarely do we think about dangerous road conditions and how they contribute to car accidents. But poorly designed and maintained roads are often the cause of some of the most severe accidents in West Palm Beach, Florida.
If you or someone you care about was involved in a car accident caused by dangerous road conditions, we encourage you to call the Law Offices of Anidjar & Levine. With our team of dedicated personal injury attorneys, we commit ourselves to providing the best possible service to the citizens of West Palm Beach, which is why we begin our service with a free consultation.
Call us today at 1-800-747-3733 today for your free consultation.
Types of Dangerous Road Conditions in West Palm Beach, FL
Like in any collision, there are many ways different ways car accidents occur due to dangerous road conditions. While most of South Florida’s roads are relatively well-maintained, it only takes one poor condition to ruin your day. The following are among the dangerous conditions commonly cause accidents and injuries in West Palm Beach.
Dangerous or Poorly Designed Roads
Road design plays a significant role in your ability to navigate an area safely. Some of these dangers are design flaws, and some of them do not account for a driver’s ability to adapt to changing surroundings quickly.
Whatever the reason, the legal team at the Law Offices of Anidjar & Levine believes you should not take financial and personal losses due to the following poor designs:
- Poor lighting
- Short on or off ramps
- Short lane merges
- Sharp curves
As a motorist, you can only drive on the roads in front of you. There are a variety of government entities which bear the responsibility for constructing and maintaining the streets. And it is also their responsibility to identify potential hazards which could endanger citizens. Ignoring a danger or not even attempting to investigate if there is a hazard could qualify as a failure of duty on the part of the government.
For example, if there is a high occurrence of accidents on a particular road or at a specific intersection, it is incumbent upon the government to investigate why that is. It could be one of the previously mentioned hazards or anything else.
If this hazard remained unresolved, the Law Offices of Anidjar & Levine would investigate the area and help you in collecting damages.
Potholes as a Dangerous Road Condition
Potholes are something of a common occurrence if you drive enough. You can see them on highways and side streets. But while they are common, that does not make them any less dangerous. Potholes can cause severe damage to your vehicle and accidents in other cases.
Maintaining roads and repairing potholes is one of the many duties of the Florida Department of Transportation. If a pothole caused your accident, the Law Offices of Anidjar & Levine would seek damages from them or any other government entities responsible for its repair.
Factors Determining Liability in Dangerous Road Condition Accidents
Of course, collecting damages after a dangerous road condition accident requires more than there merely being a hazardous road condition. You must prove that someone was negligent in their duty to resolve this unsafe condition.
The Law Offices of Anidjar & Levine can help you determine and prove liability. Our team of legal professionals can help you establish the connection between a responsibility to resolve an issue and your accident and injuries. We can demonstrate this connection by:
- Showing who is responsible for designing or maintaining the roads at the site of the crash
- Specific road hazards present due to lack of maintenance, repair, or design
- Establishing that whichever entity is responsible for the design or maintenance should have anticipated the accident
- Establish that the present dangers are the cause of your accident and injuries
Compensating You for Accident-Related Damages in Florida
Understandably, your most significant concern after an accident is having your expenses covered. A personal injury attorney in West Palm Beach can help you seek compensation for the following damages on your behalf:
- Ambulance trips
- Hospital stays
- Therapy appointments
- Loss of income
- Loss of future income
- Property damage
Schedule a Call with a West Palm Beach Dangerous Road Condition Attorney
The Law Offices of Anidjar & Levine strive to serve the citizens of West Palm Beach, Florida thoroughly in their personal injury cases. We understand how difficult it can be to sort through life after an accident, mainly when your accident occurs due to circumstances entirely out of your control like dangerous road conditions.
Our firm offers free consultations to anyone interested in getting more information about a potential dangerous road condition personal injury case. Our consultations are evaluations of your case in which we lay out the facts involved, how we can help you approach the situation, and how much it costs to hire a personal injury lawyer. If you do decide to work with us, we do not collect payment unless you obtain a settlement from the responsible party.
Call us today at 1-800-747-3733 to schedule your appointment.