Dangerous Driving Conditions in New Jersey
Camden County car accident lawyers at DiTomaso Law will help you obtain compensation for car accident injuries caused by dangerous driving conditions.
Not all car accidents are caused by driver errors. In some circumstances, the road conditions themselves can cause catastrophic car accidents leading to significant bodily injuries and even death. In addition to broken bones, individuals can suffer traumatic brain injuries, muscle sprains and strains, burns, loss of limbs, paralysis, back and neck injuries and loss of vision.
Some of the most dangerous driving conditions result from:
Poorly maintained roads
Road surfaces must be properly maintained to allow the safe travel of motor vehicles. When roadways are uneven, full of potholes, or contain unmarked oil and chip spots, dangerous car accidents are likely to occur.
Poorly designed roadways
Other potentially dangerous road conditions can occur as a result of poor road design. Roads with shoulder drop-offs, high banks, improper grading, faulty guardrails, obstructed or unclear traffic signals and signs, unseen curves and low bridges are examples of poorly designed roads. Improper road lighting (including overly bright or lack of nighttime lighting) can also be extremely dangerous.
Poor weather conditions
Extreme weather conditions frequently result in dangerous driving conditions. Wet and slick roads, or roads covered with snow and ice, can result in serious car accidents especially when roads are not properly plowed or salted.
Construction work zones and other road obstacles
Unexpected road obstacles can also result in dangerous driving conditions. Construction work zones can create hazardous conditions as drivers must navigate varying speed limits and maneuver around road blocks. Other vision obstructions can include poor landscaping, wild animals wandering onto a road, and improperly placed signage.
Liability in Car Accidents Caused by Dangerous Driving Conditions
Government entities have the responsibility to maintain safe roads for motorists. State and federal laws, including Federal Highway Administration regulations, set forth these governmental responsibilities. Federal, state and local governmental entities can avoid liability under the doctrine of sovereign immunity unless a claimant can demonstrate recklessness or gross negligence. There is also a shortened period of time under the statute of limitations in which a person injured in a car accident must file a claim against a government entity. The experienced Cherry Hill car accident lawyers at DiTomaso Law can help you navigate the complexities of governmental immunity and statute of limitations law in these situations.
Other potentially responsible parties include road surveyors, contractors hired to maintain or repair road surfaces, road designers, landscaping companies and snow removal businesses.
Cherry Hill Car Accident Lawyers at DiTomaso Law Help Injured Victims Claim Compensation
At DiTomaso Law, our aggressive Camden County personal injury lawyers work with individuals injured as a result of car accidents caused by dangerous driving conditions. We will work tirelessly on your behalf to help you obtain the maximum amount of compensation for your injuries. Our dedicated team of Cherry Hill car accident lawyers can help you receive compensation for the costs of your past and future medical treatment (including rehabilitation), lost wages (including any loss of future earning capacity), and your pain and suffering.
DiTomaso Law has offices conveniently located in Center City, Philadelphia and Cherry Hill, New Jersey to serve injured individuals and their families throughout Southeastern Pennsylvania and South Jersey. To schedule your free confidential consultation, call us toll free at 856-414-0010 or contact us online.