California Unsafe Roads Attorneys
Have you ever driven down a roadway when suddenly a pothole or unseen bump causes your car, motorcycle or bicycle to lose control? You may know that the accident was not your fault, but the investigating police officer and insurance agent may think otherwise.
Unsafe or defective roads are often the cause of serious motor vehicle and bicycle accidents. In most of these cases, you need the representation of attorneys who know how to investigate these accidents and to find the true cause of your accident. At The Law Offices of Alex G. Tovarian, our attorneys will immediately do what is necessary to prove liability and get you the compensation your case deserves.
Examples of Unsafe Roads
Unsafe roads come in all types:
- Loose gravel and sand
- Oil and chemical spillovers
- Unsigned bumps
- Dangerous curves
- Uneven road surface
- Lack of railings
- Defective railings
- Signs obscured by vegetation
- Signs faded from age or vandalism
- Blocked views
- Failure to post warning signs
- Improperly functioning signals
Although a passenger vehicle may be able to compensate for some of these hazards, a motorcycle or bicyclist may not be so lucky. Coming upon an unseen hazard or one with no warning can suddenly result in loss of control of your vehicle and life-altering injuries.
Roadways are maintained by counties, state or the federal government in most cases. Because government entities have different laws and rules that apply requiring notice, content and time limits, you must promptly contact an attorney.
In California, you have only 180 days to file a claim against the county or state or you could lose your right to claim any compensation against it. Your written claim must be mailed to the correct agency, contain details of the accident and the injuries you are claiming among other facts. Your failure to follow the proper protocol could cost you thousands of dollars or more in compensation that you would otherwise have been able to collect.
Most unsafe or defective roadway cases require testimony from credible highway design experts. The Law Offices of Alex G. Tovarian use experts from engineering and related fields to prove that a design or road surface failed to meet acceptable standards and that the municipality, state or federal governmental agency must be held responsible.
The attorneys at The Law Offices of Alex G. Tovarian will zealously represent you in your accident case. Our attorneys are sensitive to the needs and concerns of our clients and will handle all insurance, medical and liability issues so that you can concentrate on recovering from your injuries.
Call The Law Offices of Alex G. Tovarian today for a free, no-obligation consultation. We have the necessary experience and the resources to properly handle an unsafe or defective roadway injury case.