If you’ve been in an accident caused by a roadway issue, you may be unsure who will pay for your vehicle repairs, medical treatments, and other financial setbacks you’re facing. Fortunately, a car accident lawyer from Broward County can determine who is responsible for the highway design defect, poor construction, or road maintenance issue that caused your crash.
Since 1989, Winston Law Firm has helped road hazard accident victims seek compensation. With decades of experience and a board-certified civil trial lawyer on our team, we’re confident we have what it takes to win your case. Reach out to a Broward County defective roadway design, construction, and maintenance lawyer to move forward with your claim.
Cases Our Broward County Defective Roadway Lawyers Can Take On
Our defective roadway design, construction, and maintenance attorneys in Broward County have the experience and legal knowledge required to recover compensation for an incident caused by any of the following road hazards:
- Potholes and unmarked dips in the road
- Tight road shoulders
- Blind corners
- Insufficient water drainage
- Speed bump defects
- Malfunctioning traffic lights
- Traffic signs hidden behind trees
- Lack of lighting
- Uneven pavement
- Confusing traffic signs
- Fallen signs
- Overgrown trees
- Entries or exits without proper signage
If you’ve been injured or your car has been damaged in an accident caused by one of the above-listed roadway hazards, our team is here for you. We’ll investigate the cause of the incident, determine who should be held responsible, and pursue full compensation for your losses.
Parties That Can Be Held Liable for a Roadway Hazard Accident in Broward County
Keeping the roads in Broward County safe for public use takes coordination from several entities. As a result, it can be difficult to determine who should be held responsible for a road hazard accident without the help of an experienced attorney.
Our defective roadway design, construction, and maintenance lawyers use investigation evidence to determine the negligent party responsible for your car or motorcycle wreck. Depending on the circumstances surrounding your accident, our team will seek damages from one of the following entities:
- The state or local government
- A construction company or general contractor
- An engineering company
- A utility provider
Whether we determine that a government agency, a contractor, or a private company is responsible for your losses, we’ll demand that the liable party provides a fair payment.
Compensation a Broward County Defective Roadway Accident Attorney Can Pursue
Lack of road maintenance, construction hazards, and roadway defects can lead to dangerous and expensive accidents. If you’ve been involved in such an accident, you could be dealing with medical bills, vehicle repair bills, income losses, and other worrying challenges.
Fortunately, our firm can seek compensation for all the economic and non-economic losses you’ve incurred and are expected to incur in the future. If we win your case, you could benefit from any of the following damages:
- Medical costs
- Ambulance transportation and hospital bills
- Costs of physical therapy, prescription medication, and assistive medical devices
- Vehicle repair or replacement expenses
- Lost wages
- Decreased earning capacity if you’ve suffered a physical disability
- Pain and suffering
- Emotional distress
- Loss of enjoyment of life
How a Broward County Defective Roadway Lawyer Can Help Your Case
There are many steps our attorneys can take to make your claim as successful as possible. Since we are a small firm, we’re able to give each case the attention it needs to yield maximum compensation. When you work with a lawyer from our team, you can expect them to take the following actions on your behalf:
- Collect evidence, witness testimonies, and accident reconstructionist statements
- Analyze evidence
- Establish liability
- File a claim or civil suit on your behalf
- Negotiate a fair settlement
- Fight for your compensation in court
- Meet important filing deadlines
Your attorney will also refer to the Florida Department of Transportation’s (FDOT’s) Florida Greenbook when developing the legal reasoning behind your case. The Florida Green Book contains information on how roads should be constructed and maintained. If the at-fault party failed to abide by the rules set forth in this document, your attorney can take action against them.
Schedule a Free Consultation With a Broward County Defective Roadway Attorney
Navigating the aftermath of a road hazard accident can be confusing and frustrating. Luckily, the team at Winston Law Firm is here to guide you through the legal process and ensure your right to fair compensation is protected. Our firm has won over $50 million for injury victims, so you can rest assured we have the skills and determination to fight for you.
Contact us today to schedule a free consultation with a Broward County defective roadway design, construction, and maintenance lawyer. They’ll meet with you in person or virtually to discuss your accident, educate you on your legal options, and help you build a plan of action. We look forward to hearing from you and representing your best interests soon!