Most car accidents can be blamed on one of the drivers involved, but sometimes there are other contributing factors. Our Monmouth County auto accident attorneys have noticed that dangerous road conditions can often make accidents involving drivers, cyclists, and pedestrians more likely. If you or a loved one suffered injuries in an accident and you believe that the road conditions were part of the problem, our attorneys can help.
What Should I Do After Dangerous Road Conditions Cause an Accident?
If you get into a car accident and believe that dangerous road conditions are to blame, you should do what you would normally do after a car accident. You should:
- Pull over somewhere safe
- Exchange info with other involved drivers
- Call the police
- Talk to any witnesses
- Take pictures of the damage to your car and the accident scene
That last one is now an even more important step than usual. Having photographic evidence of a deep pothole or broken guardrail can make it easier to make your case and blame the city or town for negligence.
How Long Do I Have to Sue New Jersey for Negligence?
When a state or city is involved, you actually do not have much time to act and sue for compensation. You have to file a claim with the relevant state, town, or county authorities to let them know that you have been injured and that you intend to sue.
An attorney can make this part of the process easy. We are familiar with how these claims work and we can get your claim to the right place quickly. We do not want you to miss out on your chance to pursue compensation.
How Can I Connect Dangerous Road Conditions to Negligence?
You have to connect any dangerous road conditions to your accident, and then you need to show that the road only got this way because the people in charge neglected their duty to take care of it. Whether a crash occurred due to a missing sign, an unseen curve, or a poor design choice, like improper grading, it is the responsibility of the government to fix problems like these and keep the roads safer for everyone.
Do I Need a Personal Injury Lawyer?
You are not required to have a personal injury lawyer, but one can do a lot to help your case. Your attorney can:
- Gather evidence, like surveillance footage of your accident
- Talk to witnesses
- Handle any communications on your behalf
- Calculate fair compensation
- Talk to medical experts about your injuries and prognosis
- Defend you if you are accused of wrongdoing
Contact Our Law Firm
You know that the state will have lawyers on its side, so make sure that you have an experienced legal team with you. The Wilton Law Firm is ready to fight for you and the compensation that you deserve.