Dangerous Road Conditions
Not all car accident cases are the same. Sometimes, uncommon circumstances are involved that make proving liability a bit more difficult. This can be the case when dangerous road conditions contributed to or fully caused your accident.
Dangerous Roads: Poor Road Design Or Driver Error In Poor Weather
There are typically two types of personal injury claims surrounding accidents caused by dangerous roads:
- Government liability: If a road has a defective design or if it has not been properly maintained and results in your accident, you may have a claim against the government. These cases have a unique layer of complexity due to the government’s involvement as a defendant.
- Driver negligence: If a road becomes dangerous due to adverse weather conditions, it is the responsibility of each motorist to adjust his or her driving to ensure safety. For example, if a driver speeds during a heavy rainfall, hydroplanes, and crashes into another vehicle, this driver is responsible for any resulting injuries.
Our Experience, Your Results
At Harris Powers & Cunningham, we are well-positioned to address injury cases in both of the above scenarios. We limit our practice to personal injury cases, so we have an in-depth knowledge on the nuances of car accident claims, including those resulting from dangerous road conditions.
Both partners bring nearly 25 years each of trial experience and have been named as the Best Lawyers in America for multiple years. In addition, one of our firm’s partners is a Certified Specialist in Injury and Wrongful Death Litigation by the State Bar of Arizona, Board of Legal Specialization. What this means for our clients, is that they can expect the highest levels of legal representation. Our attorneys have a solid track record of success when it comes to obtaining fair compensation and are trusted by past clients and the legal community alike.