If your New Jersey auto accident occurred due to poor road conditions, you deserve to have your rights protected. You could get compensation for your losses incurred in the accident.
At Judd Shaw Injury Law, we strive to be there for you from day one. After being involved in an accident, we know that you are likely facing high medical bills, property loss, and maybe even a long recovery time without being able to work. However, you don’t have to face these challenges alone.
Judd Shaw Injury Law offers free initial consultations, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, at absolutely no risk to you. We are familiar with New Jersey traffic laws, and we believe in high-quality legal representation along with excellence in customer service for each and every client. Call our New Jersey personal injury lawyers today at 1-866-909-6894.
Common Situations That Cause Poor Road Conditions
Road conditions may deteriorate for numerous reasons, many of which have to do with maintenance. The party responsible for the roadway has a duty to make sure it is maintained to a reasonable standard of safety. When they fail to do so, accidents can happen.
Among the numerous maintenance-related road conditions and hazards are:
- Potholes and cracks in the road surface
- Surface issues or uneven lanes and shoulders
- Missing or inadequate guardrails
- Faded paint markings
- Damaged or obscured road signs
- Ice and snow
If you suffered an auto accident due to one of these road conditions, or another kind, you may be able to seek compensation for what you have suffered. A New Jersey personal injury attorney will be able to help you determine your next best steps in order to achieve that goal.
Photographs taken at the scene of the accident can demonstrate how the road condition caused the collision. Therefore, we highly recommend that, when possible, photographs are taken as soon as you are able to do so safely.
Proving Who is At Fault in Your Accident
In cases of preventable injuries on private property, the responsible party is the owner of said property. However, how does this work with roads, considering that they are often “owned” by the government? There are a few factors that come into play with accidents that could have been prevented had those responsible parties acted appropriately.
In order to identify the at-fault party and hold them accountable, there are a few steps that a personal injury attorney will help you take:
- Identify the hazardous condition that contributed to your accident.
- Show that the hazard could have been prevented
- Prove that the agency responsible knew, or should have known, that the problem existed
- Determine exactly which entities and persons demonstrated the negligence that led to your accident
While these steps may seem complicated, a New Jersey car accident lawyer can help you boil down your case to the relevant information. While cases involving the government may seem unwinnable, rest assured that city, county, state, and even federal government agencies have a duty toward the people that use public roads, and they can be found liable for injuries resulting from negligent maintenance.
In some cases, the government may not be held entirely responsible for a crash. However, even if the driver or another party was partially responsible, this does not mean that you are barred from seeking compensation from the government with due cause. More than one person or entity may be listed as liable in an accident case as well.
Pursuing Compensation for a Hazardous Road Accident
After your accident, you may be facing medical bills, time missed from work, property damage, and more. When you retain a New Jersey personal injury lawyer, though, he or she can help you seek compensation for all of the above. In fact, several parties may owe you compensation.
Depending on who is determined to be at fault, potentially liable parties may include your insurance company, the insurers of the other involved drivers, any company responsible for creating a hazard, government contractors responsible for maintaining the roads, and the government itself if found to have been negligent.
Pursuing compensation from the government presents a unique set of circumstances. In the face of this challenge, you should be able to be confident in the assistance you receive. Other people in your shoes have looked to the New Jersey law firm of Judd Shaw Injury Law for help and have been happy with the results.
At Judd Shaw Injury Law, we make a difference in our clients’ lives every day. Our dedicated personal injury attorneys know that you need compassionate and empathetic legal help, and we are standing by to take your call.
How Judd Shaw Injury Law Can Help You
After sustaining injuries in a car accident caused by hazardous road conditions, it can be hard to know what to do next. Many wonder if there is a way to defend your rights when weather, government contracts, and other factors are involved. That is where a personal injury lawyer comes into play.
At Judd Shaw Injury Law, our experienced lawyers can help you make sure that you get the maximum compensation available to you. We focus on the details, such as who may be liable for your accident, so that you can focus on what really matters – your recovery. While government bureaucracy may mean that it takes some time to resolve your case, know that our lawyers seek to resolve your case as quickly and successfully as possible.
For each new client, we perform several tasks in order to make sure your case is well represented. We will:
- Investigate the accident
- Gather information about the road conditions
- Determine possible at-fault parties
- Figure out the total loss
- Speak to the insurance company, and;
- Work to get the compensation you deserve
Some of these steps include:
- Speaking to witnesses of the road conditions
- Getting any background information on the scene of the accident
- Calculating your losses
- Filing your case and any appeals necessary
- Negotiating on your behalf
Get a Free Consultation
Working to bring your poor road condition accident case to a successful resolution can be a long and arduous process. We know what you are facing, and we want to help. At Judd Shaw Injury Law, though, our experienced attorneys are neither intimidated nor discouraged by the challenge. Rather, we stand ready to help you get started with your case.
We offer free initial consultations, and we offer every client our No Fee Guarantee®, which means that you don’t pay us a thing unless you receive compensation. In other words, there’s absolutely no risk to you when we fight on your behalf.
Fill out our online form or call us at 1-866-909-6894 any time of the day or night to get started on your case. Judd Shaw Injury Law’s team of attorneys and staff work hard every day for each and every one of the people who rely on us for justice. We strive to be our clients’ knights in shining armor. Call us today for more information.