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California Dangerous Roads Injury Attorney

California dangerous roads injury attorney

The California dangerous roads injury lawyers of Bisnar Chase specialize in Cal-trans accidents, dangerous roads, and negligence issues by city and government entities.

Hazardous road conditions lead to tens of thousands of accidents every year. These conditions include unsafe guard rails, slippery roads due to bad weather, inadequate or inappropriate road design, bad lighting, debris in lanes of traffic, and badly marked constructions zones.

Whether you are driving a car, truck, or motorcycle you can be affected by dangerous and hazardous road conditions. The last thing you expect is to be in a serious car accident over faulty road design. Many of these dangerous conditions should not be there to begin with and you deserve to be compensated for your injuries.

If you or someone you know has physically, emotionally, or mentally suffered from injuries in a hazardous road accident contact the law firm of Bisnar Chase.

When you call our top-rated team you will get a free consultation with a legal expert who can analyze your case and make sure you get the help and guidance you need. Call (800) 561-4887 now for help from a dangerous road injury attorney if you have been involved in an accident in California.

Actions to Take After a Road Accident

There are all kinds of different types of car crashes, from sideswipe collisions to rear-end wrecks. In some cases, these accidents are caused at least in part by poor road conditions.

You immediately need to contact a dangerous road lawyer if you have been involved in an incident and the cause of the accident was a poorly constructed road or another type of roadway hazard. A hazardous road lawyer can make a thorough investigation of the highway on which you received your injuries. The process that your attorney may take is first hiring an engineer to examine the area in which you were hurt.

If they are to blame, a governmental entity should be held accountable for not properly designing a safe road for drivers. The dangerous road lawyers of Bisnar Chase have been taking on the toughest cases involving dangerous road conditions for more than 40 years. Call (800) 561-4887 to speak with a quality legal representative.

Making a Claim Under the Federal Tort Claims Act

Under the Federal Tort Claims Act, you can make a claim for a negligent act. Under the FTCA, the federal government acts as a self-insurer and recognizes a liability for the negligent or wrongful acts or omissions of its employees acting within the scope of their official duties. An experienced dangerous roads lawyer will understand the difficulties of dealing with the federal government.

Typical Hazardous Road Conditions

  • Loose rocks and gravel
  • Road debris
  • Potholes and road resurfacing
  • Overgrown trees and bushes blocking the view
  • Signs and signals in disrepair
  • Bad lighting
  • Unsafe construction zones

These dangerous road conditions lead to accidents all the time, some very serious like spinal cord injuries, permanent back damage, head injuries, and lifelong brain damage. Regardless of the nature of your hazardous road accident, you may want to consult an attorney to determine whether you can recoup damages for your personal injury.

In many cases, hazardous road conditions coexist with other liability factors. For instance, a negligent or speeding driver may have dodged debris and driven your car off the road. In such cases, you may be able to collect damages from either (or both) the negligent driver and the entity responsible for maintaining the road.

Recent Dangerous Roads Case Victories

  • $16,444,904.00 – Dangerous road condition, driver negligence
  • $10,030,000.00 – Premises negligence
  • $3,000,000.00 – Dangerous road design – Trolly vs. pedestrian
  • $2,800,000.00 – Negligent Road Design

Who is Liable for a Hazardous Road Crash?

Many may think that the entities that are responsible for hazardous road accidents will be the government on a city, county, or state level. But there are other sources that can be held accountable for car crashes in some cases.

For example, construction or landscaping companies can pose a threat to drivers. These organizations hold the duty of taking preventative measures to ensure that those who travel around or through these sites are kept safe.

Some of these safety measures might be speed limits, proper lighting, and traffic cones.
There are also situations in which a driver can be held accountable for an accident on a dangerous roadway.  An example of a driver being responsible for an accident on a road is if they are speeding and carrying heavy material.

If a driver is going above the speed limit and does not have a home appliance such as an oven strapped down correctly, this can pose a danger to the person driving from behind.

3 Common Hazardous Conditions

Whether it’s harsh weather conditions or a lack of traffic signals, roads can be very dangerous if there are not enough safety measures taken. Hazardous roads are the cause of many traffic injuries and deaths each year in the United States.

Inadequately designed roads can also potentially affect pedestrians and cyclists. The following lists the top five common unsafe road conditions.

Bad weather conditions

More than 1.2 million road accidents occur every year in the U.S. due to weather conditions, accounting for about 20% of all accidents. According to statistics, those weather-related crashes account for about 5,900 deaths and more than 400,000 injuries. What is also surprising is that most accidents occur not during the wintertime, but in the summertime. During the summer there is more congestion on the roads due to students being out of school, people vacationing, and construction.

Poorly designed roads

Roads that are not properly constructed can lead to numerous accidents.  Poorly constructed roads can also leave wear and tear on your car. One of the causes that can lead to a vehicle crashing or can lead to serious damage to your automobile, is potholes. Potholes are formed when water leaks into the soil under the asphalt. Once the water has leaked into the soil (beneath the asphalt) it weakens the foundation. The asphalt then cannot withstand the weight of the cars and over time creates the hole. Los Angeles is the city with the most potholes in the nation.

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Construction

Construction sites can pose a threat to drivers when there is not a sufficient amount of safety measures taken. For instance, if there are not any traffic cones to direct drivers towards a clear path then this can confuse drivers and can lead to head-on collisions. Another hazard that construction sites can have is poor lighting. If motorists cannot see the road then they can potentially crash into the construction site itself.

Expertise When You Need It Most

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Proving that dangerous road conditions exist and directly contributed to an accident can be a complex legal case. Our trial attorneys have over 40 years of experience when it comes to claims involving hazardous and dangerous road conditions. Over that time we have secured settlements and verdicts totaling more than $700 million for our clients.

A good trial attorney with vast knowledge of dangerous road condition cases can be the difference between winning and losing your case. Just because a police report says you were at fault doesn’t mean its true. You’ll need a seasoned hazardous road attorney by your side.

When a dangerous road accident occurs, reach out to the California dangerous road injury lawyers of Bisnar Chase at 800-561-4887 and speak to our team for support, guidance, and superior representation.

Consultations are always free and if we do not win your case you will not owe us anything.

The Ultimate California Car Accident Guide 2022

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Click below to download The Ultimate California Car Accident Guide 2022, produced by Bisnar Chase.

Dangerous Roads Injury Lawyer

  • Serving California since 1978.
  • Recovered over $700 Million in verdicts and settlements.
  • Rated top attorneys year after year.
  • No recovery, no fee promise.
  • If you or a loved one have suffered in a car accident as a result of someone else’s negligence, know your rights and contact a dangerous roads attorney today.

Case Results

  • 1

    $117,500,000

    Consumer Class Action

  • 2

    $38,650,000

    Motor Vehicle Accident

  • 3

    $32,698,073

    Auto Defect – Seat Manufacturers, Johnson Controls

  • 4

    $30,000,000

    Motorcycle Accident

  • 5

    $24,744,764

    Defective Seatback

  • 6

    $16,444,904

    Bicycle Accident

Client Reviews

Bisnar Chase Review - Natalie

I’m so impressed with this law firm. I lost my mother because of a seat defect when she was rear-ended in an auto accident and Bisnar Chase stepped up and took our case. The staff is wonderful and Brian Chase took his time explaining everything via phone with me. I’m honored to have the best of the best working on our family’s behalf, trying to get justice for my Mom, because of a negligent car company still manufacturing faulty seats. I look forward to working with this firm and am hopeful for a positive outcome. Thank you so much, Brian Chase. I know you will work your hardest on this case. God Bless you.

Natalie C.
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It was a pleasure working with such an amazing team. You will definitely feel welcomed and kept in the loop throughout the entire process. They do a great job making you feel like you are a part of their team which is how one should feel. The superb customer experience from finish to end. You can trust they will do all possible to promptly and efficiently handle your case.
Yes! I recommend this team…

Queen V
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Bisnar Chase has been amazing with me through my lawsuit. I felt real compassion for my case and I was given their very best to make sure I was well taken care of. In addition to the great service given during my case, Bisnar Chase helped me get my son to his invited USA Football Team camp in Texas. They immediately offered to help fund the trip and are so supportive of his journey. I felt Kristi is just as excited for him as I am with this opportunity. Kristi has been an absolute delight to talk with. Bisnar Chase is more than I ever expected I could get in an attorney. I would recommend them to anyone!

Christina Del Real
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Great people in this office, everyone was really helpful explaining everything. I was referred by my aunt for my car accident in October and the case went pretty fast. No problems and very professional. I was kept in the loop thru the whole process and was able to get a better settlement than my insurance company said I would. I can’t really compare them to other law firms because it was the first time I had to use an attorney, but my bad experience with the car accident was handled as well as I could have hoped.

P. Montgomery

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