Road Construction and Damage Can Cause Accidents
Most serious car accidents here in South Florida are caused by the negligence or recklessness of drivers. In some cases, however, they result from things like unrepaired roadway damage, poor design, inadequate lighting or poorly-marked construction zones. Too often, people are injured due to one of these problems and don’t even consider that someone should be held responsible.
We know that it can be daunting for people to seek compensation from a government entity that’s responsible for the condition of roads, the business that may not have properly installed a guardrail or a construction or utility company that didn’t properly secure the area where their crews were working. However, our experienced lawyers aren’t afraid to go for the best settlement possible for our clients.
It can be more challenging to determine who can and should be held liable in one of these cases. There can be a lot of finger-pointing and shifting of blame between city, county and state governments, all of whom have a responsibility to keep our roads safe. This includes keeping traffic lights functioning properly and maintaining trees around stop signs to ensure their visibility.
When there are private companies, utilities and contractors involved in construction and maintenance, the issue of liability can become even more complicated. However, at Freidin Brown, P.A., we work to determine all of the entities, public and private, that can and should be held accountable for compensating our clients for personal injury, damages and wrongful death.
We know that sometimes victims and their families will be offered what seem like generous settlements to prevent them from taking legal action. It’s essential not to accept any settlement until you’ve received sound legal advice from someone who has your best interests in mind.
If you believe that the road hazard that caused your accident could have been prevented, call us or contact us online to schedule a free consultation with one of our Miami personal injury lawyers.