Dangerous Road Accidents Attorney in The Bronx
Staying safe on the road requires drivers to pay careful attention to the task of driving, to watch out for speeding cars, to be on the lookout for drivers who aren’t watching the road, and to scan streets and sidewalks for pedestrians or cyclists who are or are about to be in their path. Balancing all of these demands while traveling in chaotic New York traffic is challenging enough. When the roads themselves are unsafe, even the most attentive drivers may be unable to avoid a collision.
If you or someone you love has been injured in an accident caused by a dangerous road, you may be entitled to compensation. Contact the Bronx offices of the Kohn Law Group to discuss your right to seek money damages through a personal injury lawsuit.
What can make a road dangerous?
A portion of the taxes you pay goes toward the costs of designing, building, and maintaining the public roads you rely on every day. You trust that your state and local government will keep these roads in drivable condition. For example, you expect that they’ll be well-lit, have functioning signal lights, and be free from major hazards such as dangerously-large potholes or large objects. When this sort of baseline maintenance doesn’t occur, you as a driver are vulnerable to being seriously injured in a crash. Other factors that can make a road dangerous include:
- Poor roadway design, such as dangerously blind or tight curves
- Gravel or debris in the road that makes the surface dangerously slippery
- Too few marked pedestrian crosswalks, traffic signals, or stop signs
- Lack of speed warning signage
- Poor drainage making road excessively likely to flood
Dangerous road accident victims may have a right to sue
When accident victims can show that their accidents were caused by hazardous roadway conditions and the government bodies responsible knew or should have known about the dangerous condition in the road, those victims may have a right to compensation through a lawsuit against the government. That said, suing any government body comes with its own set of rules and deadlines. Many lawyers lack the experience necessary to succeed in a claim based on a dangerous road accident. The professional and seasoned New York car accident lawyers at the Kohn Law Group dedicate themselves to fighting for New York City accident victims. Our attorneys have the knowledge of the law and commitment to victim rights that you need on your side when seeking damages after a dangerous roadway crash. Contact our aggressive and trial-ready attorneys for a no-cost consultation after an accident.