Whether it’s a stormy evening or an icy morning, road conditions aren’t at their best when the weather is bad. Because of fallen branches, standing water, or poor visibility, accidents happen often during bad weather.
When bad road conditions cause car accidents, what can you do? You can’t hold a storm or freezing temperatures accountable for the damage to yourself and your car. But that doesn’t mean you’re out of options. Instead, you’ll need find out who’s ultimately responsible for your accident.
While the accident was caused by bad road conditions, an individual or organization may be liable for your crash. You’ll need to seek out this liable party to get the full compensation you deserve.
Careless Driving Becomes More Dangerous
When a downpour happens, you’re likely going to try to drive more safely. You turn your lights and windshield wipers on, you slow down, and you put on your hazard lights if conditions are especially bad. Unfortunately, many of us have been in this same position, only to see another car zoom past us going the speed limit or higher.
Careless driving can be especially dangerous when road conditions are bad. Drivers who don’t take care and slow down are more likely to cause accidents. When they do, you might need to file a lawsuit against them to recover compensation for your injuries.
When someone is reckless with your safety, you should receive compensation for your losses. We’re here to help you with that.
Who’s Responsible for Bad Road Conditions?
What if you were in a single-car accident? You were driving carefully, but a pothole, road damage, ice, or standing water caused you to lose control of the car. You’re injured, and you need compensation. But no one else was present, so who can you hold accountable?
When the roads themselves are dangerous due to a road defect or damage, a government road authority may be liable for your damages. These agencies are responsible for the upkeep of New York roads, so they should be held responsible when neglected damage or defects cause accidents.
Unfortunately, suing a government agency won’t be easy. Certain restrictions are placed on lawsuits against government entities, making it more difficult to sue. You’ll likely need an auto collision attorney on your side to help you fight for your compensation.
Get Help Recovering Compensation
Sadly, bad road conditions cause car accidents regularly, putting New York drivers in danger. Reckless drivers can make that danger worse. And you might even end up dealing with a lawsuit against a government agency.
In either case, you’ll likely need some legal help getting the compensation you need to recover. Instead of fighting alone, reach out for help from the New York car accident lawyers at Greenstein & Milbauer, LLP. Our attorneys understand that you’re struggling with overwhelming injuries and complex laws, and they’ll guide you through the personal injury claim process.
Get started today by setting up a free consultation. When you’re ready to get your compensation, reach out to us. Call 1-800-VICTIM2 (842-8462) or complete the online form below to contact our firm.