Potholes, perpetual construction, and people’s inability to drive in the snow may be the butt of a lot of jokes around the water cooler, however dangerous weather conditions alone are involved in approximately 25 percent of all motor vehicle accidents each year in the U.S.
If you or a loved one has been injured in a car accident, truck accident, motorcycle accident, or other motor vehicle accident, you might not be aware that dangerous road conditions may have lead to your injuries, and allow you to file a personal injury claim and recover financial compensation.
At The Law Office of Fredson & Statmore, our personal injury lawyers have over 50 years of combined experience recovering full and fair compensation for those injured in motor vehicle accidents due to hazardous roadways. We take pride in serving our local communities as we have done for clients across New Jersey towns including Paterson, Clifton, Wayne, Little Falls, Woodland Park, West Milford, and the greater Passaic County area. Don’t just take our word for it, listen to what these satisfied clients have to say about our individualized and professional legal service.
Call our office today to speak with a member of our legal team in a free and confidential consultation regarding your motor vehicle accident caused by hazardous conditions and to find out how we can best serve your needs.
To understand how hazardous road conditions factor into personal injury claims, we will first look at some common hazards experienced on our local New Jersey roadways.
Personal injury claims for dangerous road conditions are generally considered premises liability claims. This means that our Woodland Park attorneys will strive to show that the owner, proprietor, or entity responsible for the maintenance of the roads failed to responsibly provide a safe environment for motor vehicle travel, ultimately leading to your accident.
Let’s say you are traveling on I-80 East in Paterson on a cloudy afternoon where there is limited visibility. There are no signs anywhere that would indicate an imminent construction zone, and before you know it, there is a large pavement shift due to construction. This uneven pavement causes a flat tire and your vehicles collides with a concrete divider, ultimately leading to bodily injury.
Our Woodland Park attorneys may choose to file a personal injury claim against the state of New Jersey for failing to 1. provide an even and safe roadway and 2. provide adequate warning of compromised road conditions.
In order to successfully recover compensation for your injuries sustained in a motor vehicle accident, our Passaic County attorneys will need to prove all of the below:
With hazardous road condition premises liability claims, it is important to note that there are special regulations which come into effect when the liable party is a government entity. Statutes of limitations for personal injury claims are generally two (2) years, but claims against the state government must be filed in 90 or fewer days after your accident. If you have been injured on a government owned road, there is no time to waste.
The personal injury attorneys of Fredson & Statmore believe that operating a motor vehicle is dangerous enough in the best conditions. If you or a loved one has been injured due to improperly maintained roadways, we are here to seek full and fair compensation for your injuries as we have done for clients in our local New Jersey communities including Wayne, Paterson, West Milford, Woodland Park, Clifton, Little Falls, and all of Passaic County. Lean on the experience we have built through securing millions of dollars in settlements and verdicts through successful personal injury claims.
Contact us online or through our Clifton offices by dialing (973) 771-5259 today to speak with a member of our legal team in a free and confidential consultation regarding your motor vehicle accident, your injuries, and your potential personal injury claim.