Negligent Road Design Car Accidents
The roads of Illinois are to be designed, built, and maintained by local and state governmental entities to ensure that they are safe for all drivers. When authorities fail to do their job, drivers can be injured, sometimes severely. If you or a loved one has been injured in an auto accident due to negligent road design, we at Agruss Law Firm are here for you every step of the way to ensure that your rights are protected, and you are fully compensated for your injuries and losses.
Negligent road design can be difficult to prove. Local and municipal governments are often granted immunity from lawsuits under Illinois law. However, this isn’t always the case.
Governmental entities are required to do two things: First, they have a duty to reasonably maintain roadways for drivers, and second, if the government has received notice that a roadway is dangerous in some manner, they must correct it. Failure to do so can cause the government to lose their immunity and have claims filed against them for any injuries sustained in an accident.
Besides governmental entities, there may be other parties liable for accidents due to negligent road design, such as the private design firms or private construction companies, however, these parties may try to limit their liability to avoid paying out. Because determining exactly who is at fault can be difficult, but Agruss Law Firm is here to help.
Potholes, obstructed vision, and uneven paving can cause serious injuries. Other examples of negligent road design include:
- Inadequate road drainage/flooding
- Poorly designed or neglected bridges
- Intersections without proper signage or traffic control devices
- Broken or missing signage or traffic control devices
- Faded or missing lane markings
- Improper lighting
While motorists are required to do their part in safe driving, the government is also tasked with doing theirs. If you feel that negligent road design was at fault for your accident and you or a loved one were injured, contact Agruss Law Firm to review your case.
We at Agruss Law Firm are proud to serve our fellow citizens in personal injury cases, especially when you or a loved one has been injured in an auto accident, and we are fully committed to protecting your rights and ensuring that the other party is held legally accountable when negligence occurs. We will fight until the very end to ensure that you are fully compensated for all injuries and losses resulting from the accident, including medical expenses, property damage, lost wages, and pain and suffering, and you won’t owe us a dime for our services.
If you or a loved one has been injured in an auto accident due to negligent road design, contact Agruss Law Firm, LLC for a free consultation. Helping our clients is about counseling, advocating, and ultimately solving problems. With years of experience successfully representing the people and not the powerful, we will take care of the insurance adjusters, your medical bills, your property damage, and your lost wages, and monitor your treatment so you can focus on healing and getting your life back to normal. We will handle your case quickly and advise you every step of the way, and we will not hesitate to go to trial for you. Lastly, Agruss Law Firm, LLC is not paid attorneys’ fees unless we win your case. Our no-fee promise is that simple. You have nothing to risk when you hire us – only the opportunity to seek justice.