If you get in an accident due to a road hazard, who can be blamed for that? While you cannot sue a hazard itself, you can show that it was left behind or created by someone who acted negligently or irresponsibly. A New York car accident lawyer can help you hold people, companies, or even government entities responsible if they caused you harm.

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Who Can Be Blamed for an Accident With a Road Hazard?

If you get into an accident because of a road hazard, you may be able to blame:

The government charged with maintaining the road: It is possible that the government in charge of keeping this road safe is not paying enough attention. If guardrails are missing, water is not draining properly, and signage is inadequate, missing, or obscured, those are all hazardous situations being created due to negligence.

The company who created a hazard: A private company can also be guilty of creating a road hazard. If there is roadwork being done and construction equipment is left in the way or supplies are not secured, that can cause a dangerous situation.

Other drivers: The road hazard may be the main issue, but the behavior of another driver can also contribute to an accident. A good example is someone speeding and being unable to react to a hazard on time. They are creating a more dangerous situation for other motorists, so a road hazard is not the only thing to blame for any accidents.

Can I Sue to Get My Medical Bills Paid After Getting Hurt by a Road Hazard?

Car accidents can cause many devastating injuries, including ones that can stay with you for life. You can sue for damages that can help you cover your medical bills as you get treatment for common car accident injuries like:

  • Broken bones
  • Organ damage
  • Spinal cord injury
  • Traumatic brain injury

Your compensation can also help you cover lost wages, the cost of repairing your vehicle, and any pain and suffering you experienced as a result of your accident.

How Can a Personal Injury Lawyer Help Me?

A personal injury attorney from our firm can do a lot to help you with your car accident case. If you have been injured due to a road hazard, we can:

  • Identify parties who should be held accountable
  • Calculate fair compensation
  • Communicate on your behalf
  • Gather evidence
  • Prepare you for testimony
  • Defend you from accusations of fault or wrongdoing

We also recommend that you contact a lawyer soon after your accident if you plan to sue. You have a limited amount of time to file your suit, and you could have as few as 90 days to act if you are suing a government agency! Do not miss your chance to pursue compensation.

Call Our Legal Team

If you are ready to move forward with a personal injury suit, contact Zlotolow & Associates. Our legal team can schedule a meeting with you and help you learn more about how we can help you fight for the compensation that you deserve.