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Dangerous Roads / Hazardous Conditions

Accidents involving serious injuries are not always due to other negligent drivers. In many cases, people have suffered damages due to dangerous and hazardous road conditions that cause the vehicle to crash. Federal, state and local agencies have a responsibility to provide safe roadways that are clearly marked and warn of dangers such as detours, roadwork, uneven pavement, grooved pavement, abrupt lane changes, steel plates, and so on.

Even though construction, repair and maintenance is a common occurrence on most major highways and roads throughout the United States, it can pose serious dangers if drivers do not know of the dangers associated with it.

If you have suffered damages as a result of a dangerous or hazardous road condition, you may be able to recover your losses including property damage, medical expenses, pain and suffering, loss of current and future wages, and loss of future enjoyment if you are able to establish that the agency responsible for maintaining the road was negligent.

Your ability to make a claim for personal injury rests upon three factors:

  1. First is liability, that is, who caused the accident and is legally responsible;
  2. Second is the establishment of an amount of damages to which you are legally entitled, and;
  3. Third, the ability to collect the damages, specifically what sources, such as insurance or individual assets, are available for payment of a settlement or damage award.

In many cases, road hazards will "disappear" overnight, and proving your case often depends on proper documentation. You must inform the responsible party verbally and in writing, and you must be able to show proof that there was, in fact, a negligent and hazardous condition present when the accident occurred. Make sure you gather as many witnesses to the accident as possible and always take pictures of the scene before any evidence can be removed.

These cases often involve a claim against a governmental entity. The law requires that claims against a governmental entity be filed promptly and follow very specific procedures. Here, the time limit is extremely short, (as little as 120 days), so it's important that you act right away. As attorneys, we help our clients establish the liability, evaluate and prove the damages, and collect the settlement or judgment. We handle all of the details and are prepared to help our clients get through the hardships and stress created by a personal injury accident.

As lawyers, we act both as advocates and negotiators on behalf of our clients. We handle personal injury claims on a daily basis, ranging from simple whiplash injuries to catastrophic injury and death claims. We handle claims from the start to the finish, including a professional evaluation of the claim, meeting the legal deadlines, all dealings with insurance adjusters and other lawyers, and taking care of a lot of the details that accompany any injury claim.

Calton & Burns, Attorneys at Law, have been representing injured
individuals for over 25 years. Our team of dedicated lawyers represents
those who have suffered serious injury, financial loss, personal loss
and future damages due to negligence and wrongful acts of others,
including motor vehicle accidents, motorcycle accidents, bicycle
accidents, aviation accidents, construction accidents, slip and fall
accidents and defective products.

If you have been injured as a result of dangerous road conditions, we will be glad to discuss your case with you at no charge and with no obligation.

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